The 13 biggest CFB surprise teams for 2016

Oct 3, 2015; Athens, GA, USA; Georgia Bulldogs running back Nick Chubb (27) runs the ball past Alabama Crimson Tide defensive back Geno Matias-Smith (24) for a touchdown during the third quarter at Sanford Stadium. Dale Zanine, USA TODAY sports

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

Almost any College Football Playoff projection for 2016 starts with last year's finalists, Alabama and Clemson.

But what are the teams that could stun the college football universe and make a playoff run?

Here are my 13 biggest potential surprise teams for 2016 -- plus a bonus long-shot pick.