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?