Puppy Bowl 2017 Lineup: Meet the cute dogs competing on Super Bowl Sunday

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We are just a couple of days away from the greatest sporting event of the year: the Puppy Bowl. On Sunday at 3 p.m. Eastern, Animal Planet will air its annual event, which sees Team Fluff and Team Ruff compete (i.e. drag throw toys around a field) for the coveted Lombarky Trophy. 

For its 13th annual bowl, Animal Planet will be showcasing 78 puppies from 34 different rescue shelters across the country. The network has already introduced the starting lineup for this year's game. 

Below are several of 2017's fiercest contenders, organized by team. 

Team Fluff

Alexander Hamilpup Animal Planet
Archimedes Animal Planet
Blitz Animal Planet
Buddy Love Animal Planet
Buttons Animal Planet
Dawson Animal Planet
Hope Animal Planet
Lucky Animal Planet
Max Animal Planet
Nikita Animal Planet
Nyquist Animal Planet
Panda Animal Planet
Parfait Animal Planet
Peanut Animal Planet
Precious Animal Planet
Rory Animal Planet
Sable Animal Planet
Slippers Animal Planet
Stretch Animal Planet
Tucker Animal Planet
Wilma Wilma
Winston Animal Planet

Team Ruff

Beebop Animal Planet
Bizmark Animal Planet
Bo Animal Planet
Daisy Moses Animal Planet
Daphne Animal Planet
Doobert Animal Planet
Foster Animal Planet
Puddles Animal Planet
Smooshie Animal Planet
Squirt Animal Planet
Striker Animal Planet
Wesley Animal Planet
Winter Animal Planet
Woody Animal Planet
Ricky Animal Planet