Contenders runs deeper
College Football Playoff conference breakdown: Contenders, sleepers and more 🏈

College Football Playoff executive director Bill Hancock has made it clear -- repeatedly -- that the playoff isn't changing this season or next, which means it's still an exclusive club reserved for four.

While the usual suspects remain at the top heading into this fall, the field of contenders runs deeper than Alabama, Clemson, Ohio State and Oklahoma. Teams like Georgia and Oregon are looking to return to the CFP, while Iowa State and Texas A&M are seeking to make their debuts.