Which five programs have been the best over the last four years, but haven’t made the College Football Playoff final four?
Daily Five: Best Programs To Not Make The College Football Playoff
It’s not like a whole lot of teams have made it into the College Football Playoff over its first four years.
Alabama and Clemson have owned a bunch of the spots, Oklahoma and Ohio State have enjoyed multiple appearances, and Florida State, Oregon, Michigan State, Washington and Georgia round it out. And that’s it – just nine schools have enjoyed the fun.
Over the four seasons, which five teams have been the best on a consistent basis but haven’t been in?
These five have been great, but haven’t been able to punch it in …
5. Boise State Broncos
There has to be one Group of Five program on this list.
No, Boise State hasn’t been close to getting any consideration for one of the four big spots, but it just keeps on winning. Only Wisconsin has had more wins over the four-year span without the CFP to show for it.
The Broncos have cranked up 42 victories in four years, including wins over Arizona in the 2014 Fiesta, Washington to kick off 2015, Washington State and Oregon State in 2016, and last year, dominating Oregon in the Las Vegas Bowl.
3-1 in bowls during the span with two Mountain West championships and a New Year’s Six victory, the program keeps marching on.
Yeah, there were some clunker losses along the way, and yeah, there’s an argument to be made for Stanford, Auburn or Oklahoma State in this fifth spot. But even with a few great Houston and San Diego State teams, last year’s UCF powerhouse, and the 2016 Western Michigan squad that went unbeaten, Boise State had the best four-year run among the GOFers.