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The 13 teams who could crash the College Football Playoff party

Florida got to the SEC championship game in 2016, yet the Gators aren't among the favorites to make it to the College Football Playoff in 2017. That makes them a strong sleeper to crash the CFP party this year. (Photo by Logan Stanford/Icon Sportswire

Editor's note: This article was adapted from Phil Steele's college football preview magazine, which is available here.

Last year, my No. 1 surprise team was the Washington Huskies, and they went from 7-6 in 2015 to making the College Football Playoff. They gave Alabama a good game in the playoff before losing 24-7, but they delivered on the hype.

What under-the-radar teams are in the running to bust into the CFP in 2017?