Fans have been clamoring for fresh faces in the College Football Playoff, and it has been delivered on a silver platter this fall -- with a heap of chaos on the side and no expansion necessary. There's no Clemson. No Oklahoma. No Ohio State.
Alabama also might be missing if the Crimson Tide don't beat Georgia and win the SEC championship -- which means this could be the first CFP without a previous national champion in the field (obviously excluding the inaugural playoff following the 2014 season).