Which Teams Have Won The College Football Playoff?
Since the inception of the College Football Playoff (CFP) in the 2014 season, only five teams have won the CFP National Championship. The teams that have won the CFP National Championship are historically powerful football schools that have dominated the college football scene for decades. Read on to learn more about the teams that have won the CFP National Championship.
Teams To Win The College Football Playoff (CFP)
- Alabama (3)
- Clemson (2)
- Georgia (2)
- Ohio State (1)
- LSU (1)
The University of Alabama is the most accomplished team in College Football Playoff history in terms of both appearances and National Championship wins. Alabama has been selected for the CFP Semifinals by the CFP Selection Committee seven times and has advanced to the final six times. They have won the CFP National Championship three times. The first time Alabama was not selected for the CFP was in the sixth edition after the 2019 season.
Clemson University is the second-most accomplished team in College Football Playoff history, with four appearances in the National Championship and two National Championship wins. They have been selected for the CFP Semifinals by the CFP Selection Committee six times. Their only losses in the CFP Semifinals came at the Sugar Bowl in 2017 against Alabama and the 2020 Sugar Bowl against Ohio State.
The University of Georgia has three CFP National Championship appearances and two National Championship titles to its name. Georgia made its first appearance in the CFP in the 2017 Rose Bowl, where they beat Oklahoma in the second overtime to move on to the CFP National Championship game, where they lost to Alabama, also in overtime. Georgia’s next appearance in the CFP was in 2021, and they went on to win the CFP National Championship against Alabama. The next year following the 2022 season, Georgia returned to the CFP National Championship Game to face TCU. They won the game in dominant fashion, claiming their third National Championship and becoming the first back-to-back National Champions in the CFP era.
Ohio State has been selected to five editions of the College Football Playoff, made it to the final twice, and has won the CFP National Championship once. They won their lone CFP National Championship in the first year the game was played in 2014. Despite losing their top two quarterback options throughout the season, they were able to go 13-1 and win the Big 10 Championship. Ohio State then went on to defeat Alabama then Oregon in the CFP with third-string quarterback Cardale Jones.
Louisiana State University (LSU) has one CFP National Championship win, which came in 2019. Coach Ed Orgeron and Heisman-winning quarterback Joe Burrow led LSU to an undefeated season, an SEC Championship, and the #1 seed in the College Football Playoff in 2019. They defeated Oklahoma in the Peach Bowl, then met and beat the Clemson Tigers in the National Championship. This was the only year in which LSU was selected for the College Football Playoff.
Which team has the most CFP appearances?
Alabama has the most appearances in the College Football Playoff with seven. They were selected for the Semifinals in 2014 through 2018 and then again in 2020 and 2021. However, they did not get selected for the 2022 edition, as they were ranked sixth in the final CFP rankings.
Which team has the most CFP National Championship appearances?
Alabama has the most CFP National Championship appearances (6) and wins (3). Their appearances in the CFP National Championship game came in 2015-2018 and in 2020 and 2021. They won the CFP National Championship in 2015, 2017, and 2020.