College Football Playoff Committee Recommends 12 Team Playoff

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College Football Playoff Committee Recommends 12 Team Playoff

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IRVING, Texas – A sub-group of College Football Playoff's (CFP) management committee today presented a proposal to change the current four-team format to a 12-team event.

The proposal was made to the full CFP management committee and is the first step in a process that will not conclude before this fall.

"The four-team format has been very popular and is a big success," the members of the four-person working group said in a statement. "But it's important that we consider the opportunity for more teams and more student-athletes to participate in the playoff. After reviewing numerous options, we believe this proposal is the best option to increase participation, enhance the regular season and grow the national excitement of college football."

The working group was appointed by their management committee colleagues and has met over a two-year period to discuss possible new formats. The proposal calls for the bracket each year to include the six highest-ranked conference champions, plus the six highest-ranked other teams as determined by the College Football Playoff selection committee. No conference would qualify automatically and there would be no limit on the number of participants from a conference.

The four highest-ranked conference champions would be seeded one through four and each would receive a first-round bye, while teams seeded five through 12 would play each other in the first round on the home field of the higher-ranked team. (The team ranked #5 would host #12; team #6 would meet team #11; team #7 would play team #10; and team #8 would meet #9.) Under the proposal, the quarterfinals and semifinals would be played in bowl games. The championship game would continue to be at a neutral site, as under the current format.

The four members of the working group (Big 12 Conference Commissioner Bob Bowlsby, Southeastern Conference Commissioner Greg Sankey, Mountain West Conference Commissioner Craig Thompson, and Notre Dame Athletics Director Jack Swarbrick) presented their recommendation today during a virtual meeting of the full management committee that administers the CFP. (excerpt)

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Literally just read this and was about to post it up.
Good work Omega.


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it’s definitely a big business and I do think that eventually it will be at a 12team format.


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countywide35 wrote: Thu Jun 10, 2021 3:44 pm it’s definitely a big business and I do think that eventually it will be at a 12team format.
I am old. I was happy with the old non BCS bowl game set up. I think it generated more actual interest in college football than the CFP does now. I will always root for the Buckeyes to make the playoffs, but it would be nice to see some new teams in contention.


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Omega wrote: Thu Jun 10, 2021 4:17 pm
countywide35 wrote: Thu Jun 10, 2021 3:44 pm it’s definitely a big business and I do think that eventually it will be at a 12team format.
I am old. I was happy with the old non BCS bowl game set up. I think it generated more actual interest in college football than the CFP does now. I will always root for the Buckeyes to make the playoffs, but it would be nice to see some new teams in contention.

Agreed. Snd I think this 12team format will generate a new team in the finals. At some point. They will will be the big upsets now. The low seed upset the high. Also eliminated will be the non power 5 left out. The coastal Carolinas UCF Boise State type seasons. Will now get to be a part of this ? Is that correct ?


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Omega wrote: Thu Jun 10, 2021 4:17 pm
countywide35 wrote: Thu Jun 10, 2021 3:44 pm it’s definitely a big business and I do think that eventually it will be at a 12team format.
I am old. I was happy with the old non BCS bowl game set up. I think it generated more actual interest in college football than the CFP does now. I will always root for the Buckeyes to make the playoffs, but it would be nice to see some new teams in contention.

Shmaybe on the UCF's. I think the current CFP setup and contract with ESPN runs through the 2025 season and five seasons is a long time where anything can change. With college players now being able to get paid for use of their name, likeness, and image, who knows what the unintended consequences be?


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