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teams with the most appearances and victories in the College Football Playoffs


Fifteen different teams have appeared in the College Football Playoff in its history. Below are the college football teams with the most all-time College Football Playoff wins and appearances since the postseason format was introduced in 2014.

Michigan, Washington, Texas and Alabama were selected to the 2023 College Football Playoff, with the Longhorns now set to make their CFP debut. Below are the schools with the most appearances and wins in playoff history.

*Note: The year represents the year that the season started, not the date of the championship game.

Most games, wins in the College Football Playoff:

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school games record titles won
Alabama 13 9-4 3 (2015, 2017, 2020)
Clemson 10 6-4 2 (2016, 2018)
Ohio State 7 3-4 1 (2014)
Georgia 6 5-1 2 (2021, 2022)
Oklahoma 4 0-4 0
LSU 2 2-0 1 (2019)
Michigan 2 0-2 0
Notre Dame 2 0-2 0
Oregon 2 1-1 0
TCU 2 1-1 0
Cincinnati 1 0-1 0
Florida State 1 0-1 0
Michigan State 1 0-1 0
Washington 1 0-1 0

Most appearances in the College Football Playoff:

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school appearances years
Alabama 8 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2020, 2021, 2023
Clemson 6 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Ohio State 5 2014, 2016, 2019, 2020, 2022
Oklahoma 4 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019
Georgia 3 2017, 2021, 2022
Michigan 3 2021, 2022, 2023
Notre Dame 2 2018, 2020
Washington 2 2016, 2023
Cincinnati 1 2021
Florida State 1 2014
LSU 1 2019
Michigan State 1 2015
Oregon 1 2014
TCU 1 2022
Texas 1 2023

Alabama was the only school to appear in each of the first five Playoffs. The Tide lost to Ohio State in the semifinals in their 2014 debut before advancing to the title game the next four years. Alabama missed the 2019 College Football Playoff, but rebounded with another national championship in 2020.

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