Teams With Zero All-Time Appearances in the College Football Playoff Rankings

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FILE - In this Jan. 7, 2018 file photo Charley Green buffs the NCAA college football championship trophy before a coaches news conference in Atlanta. The College Football Playoff selection committee begins its fifth season Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018 of presenting weekly rankings and if form holds two schools in the first top four will go on to play in the semifinals. The usefulness of the committee’s work and the nationally televised reveal is debatable. But what if anything can be learned from the first four years of CFP rankings? Of the 16 teams the committee ranked in the top four of its initial rankings from 2014-17, half made the playoff. (AP Photo/David Goldman, file)
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  • The CFP Rankings debuted in 2014.
  • Eight Power Five teams have never been ranked.
  • Forty-three Group of Five teams never been ranked.

All 14 current ACC football programs have appeared in the College Football Playoff Rankings since the rankings first debuted in 2014. It’s the only conference in the country in which all current members have appeared in the rankings.

Some conferences are close to joining the ACC – including the SEC, which has only one remaining team – while others aren’t – only one of 11 Conference USA teams have been ranked.

Here are the 52 active FBS teams that have never appeared in the CFP Rankings:

Teams With Zero Appearances in the College Football Playoff Rankings

 

TeamConference
Air ForceMountain West
AkronMAC
Arkansas StateSun Belt
ArmyIndependent
Ball StateMAC
Bowling GreenMAC
BuffaloMAC
CalPac-12
Central MichiganMAC
CharlotteConference USA
Colorado StateMountain West
Eastern MichiganMAC
FAUConference USA
FIUConference USA
Georgia SouthernSun Belt
Georgia StateSun Belt
HawaiiMountain West
IllinoisBig Ten
James MadisonSun Belt
KansasBig 12
Kent StateMAC
LibertyIndependent
Louisiana TechConference USA
MarylandBig Ten
Miami (OH)MAC
Middle TennesseeConference USA
NevadaMountain West
New MexicoMountain West
New Mexico StateIndependent
North TexasConference USA
Northern IllinoisMAC
OhioMAC
Old DominionSun Belt
Oregon StatePac-12
RiceConference USA
RutgersBig Ten
South AlabamaSun Belt
South FloridaAmerican
Southern MissConference USA
Texas StateSun Belt
Texas TechBig 12
TroySun Belt
TulaneAmerican
UABAmerican
UConnConference USA
UL MonroeSun Belt
UMassIndependent
UNLVMountain West
UTEPConference USA
VanderbiltSEC
Western KentuckyConference USA
WyomingMountain West

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