5 Teams That Could Surprise College Football World and Crash the Playoff

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5 Teams That Could Surprise College Football World and Crash the Playoff
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With the 2014 football season just days away, every fan and media outlet have likely put their playoff predictions on the record. Ralph Russo of The Associated Press, for example, has Florida State, Alabama, Ohio State and Oregon as his final four. 

(For what it's worth, #FSUTwitter, Bleacher Report's Adam Kramer went out on a limb and predicted the Ducks would win it all.) 

For the most part, playoff predictions have included those teams or some variation of Auburn, UCLA, Michigan State and Oklahoma. But which teams could come out of nowhere to crash the playoff party? Picking these teams is even harder since they (1) have to exceed expectations and (2) need some things to break their way schedule-wise. 

Here are five programs poised to do it, though.

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