Realistically, at most, only a couple dozen FBS teams enter the season as a legitimate contender for the College Football Playoff. Officially, more than 100 teams are contenders for the College Football Playoff.
Throughout the 2018 college football season, we'll track which teams are officially eliminated from College Football Playoff contention each week. For example, at the beginning of the season, Illinois had a zero-percent chance to make the playoff. None. The Illini, however, as a Power Five team with a decent schedule, were not officially eliminated from playoff contention at the beginning of the season. Same goes for Kansas, Oregon State and Rutgers.
Only six percent of 130 FBS teams are still alive for the College Football Playoff entering Week 13.
West Virginia's loss to Oklahoma State eliminated the Mountaineers from playoff contention, though the Big 12 is still alive after Oklahoma beat Kansas. Each Power Five conference has at least one team in contention, but only two conferences have multiple teams: Big Ten and SEC, both of whom have two apiece.
First, here are the eight teams still alive for the playoff entering Week 13:
And here are the 122 teams eliminated from playoff contention: