Sport 8-Team College Football Playoff Model Reportedly Under Discussion

23:14  11 december  2019
23:14  11 december  2019 Source:   12up.com

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The College Football Playoff is functioning perfectly fine with four teams, but the movement to expand the field to eight teams is gaining momentum with each passing year.

a green ball on a field: The College Football Playoff could move to eight teams© Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images The College Football Playoff could move to eight teams

According to a new report, the eight-team playoff would include five automatic bids for the winners of conference championship games, two at-large bids, and one bid for the best Group of 5 team. It remains unknown if this model will at some point materialize into a tangible proposal that will be voted on, but it's encouraging something is at least being discussed.

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Several "influential voices in college football " are reportedly prepared to discuss increasing the number of College Football Playoff teams from four to eight . Nicole Auerbach of The Athletic reported Wednesday that CFP expansion has received a "groundswell of support" with hopes the change can

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If that format were in place this year, then LSU, Ohio State, Clemson, Oklahoma, and Oregon would get automatic bids. Memphis would get in via the Group of 5 bid, while Georgia and Baylor would be the at-larges. This leaves Alabama, Penn State, Auburn, and Florida on the outside looking in.

While that sounds great, there's still going to be controversy considering what we can already see from this hypothetical situation.

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The College Football Playoff ’s 12-year deal with ESPN ensures that four teams, and four teams only, would be competing for the national According to Nicole Auerbach at The Athletic, it appears that the powers that be within college football are interested in expanding to an eight - team playoff .

There's already a swell of support for expanding the playoff, especially from Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany, who is in favor of moving to eight teams "under the right circumstances."

The four-team playoff has been nothing short of a complete success in the early stages. While eight games would bring with it a whole new set of issues, more college football isn't something we're going to complain about.

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