The College Football Playoff Management Committee isn’t messing around.
Heading into the near future, the possibility of a 12 team College Football Playoff is for real. And it may be coming sooner than you think.
If they decide to make anything official this summer, the 12 team experiment would not take the place of the traditional four team system for a couple of years, per The Athletic.
But the decision alone to jump into a new age of College Football would shake things up quite a bit right away.
From a recruiting perspective, everything would be flipped over its head.
Nick Saban wouldn’t be able to make the selling point at Alabama anymore that his program is one of the lone few that have a shot to get in.
They couldn’t do that at Clemson, Ohio State, Notre Dame or Oklahoma either.
A 12 team Playoff means you’re going to see clubs like Indiana, UCF, Washington, BYU, or Boise State get a shot along with the big boys.
But on The Fan Morning Show Friday, Phil Steele from the College Football Preview said that the expanded field will do one thing specifically.
“I’m a four team Playoff guy but I’m not going to fight it because we are clearly going to 12,” Steele said. “I think the biggest thing that we will lose is the all of nothing regular season and conference championship games. Like if Alabama and Georgia play in the SEC Championship and both are unbeaten, one is going to the Playoff and one is not. So it will lessen some of the big games we have beforehand.”
But hey, what the heck.
Are we really going to complain with more dramatic and fight for your life College Football? That’s a big no.
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