Eleven different teams have appeared in the College Football Playoff through 2020-21. Here are the college football teams with the most all-time College Football Playoff wins and appearances since the postseason format was introduced.
*Note: The year represents the year that the season started, not the date of the championship game.
Most wins in the College Football Playoff:
|Alabama||11||8-3||3 (2015, 2017, 2020)|
|Clemson||10||6-4||2 (2016, 2018)|
|Ohio State||6||3-3||1 (2014)|
Alabama and Clemson are the only programs to play in more than 10 CFP games each. Oklahoma remains the only school to play in more than two CFP games without a victory.
Most appearances in the College Football Playoff:
|Alabama||6||2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2020|
|Clemson||6||2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020|
|Oklahoma||4||2015, 2017, 2018, 2019|
|Ohio State||4||2014, 2016, 2019, 2020|
|Notre Dame||2||2018, 2020|
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.
With LSU's appearance in the 2019 Peach Bowl, the SEC became the first conference to be represented by three different schools.