CFP Player Origins, 2021

The CFP or College Football Playoff teams for the 2021 season have now been determined. They are Alabama, Cincinnati, Georgia and Michigan. This player production map is based on where the 522 CFP players attended high school.  There is no surprise that the map indicates a strong regional affiliation with the home states of the four playoff teams. Only 11 states have a per-capita value over the national norm of 1.00.  This distribution suggests that the majority of college football players on any given team hail from close proximity (100-200 miles) to their school.