With 130 major college football programs, it is impossible to see every team during the season. But since the College Football Playoff was formed in 2014, Alabama clinched a birth in each of the four seasons. Clemson has made three appearances, while Ohio State and Oklahoma each have made it to the CFP twice.
Teams seeking consideration for this year’s Final Four will be allowed, at most, a single loss for consideration by the selection committee. Fans of major conference teams will have must-watch stakes every week. Still, some games attract a bigger spotlight than others. Here are some of the contests to keep an eye on during the upcoming regular season.