College Football Playoff director shares latest on timeline for CFP expansion
The College Football Playoff management committee spent the past 2 days meeting to discuss potential expansion, according to The Athletic. And the decision? Well, there isn’t one yet.
The Athletic’s Nicole Auerbach reported that CFP executive director Bill Hancock stated the committee will meet again on Dec. 1. Plus, in order for the College Football Playoff to be expanded in time for the 2024 season, the committee would need to make a decision by the end of this year.
Since the Playoff was implemented in 2014, only 4 teams have been included each season. Whether or not it should expand has been a hot topic in recent years, as some believe more teams — potentially 8, 12 or 16 — should get an opportunity to compete for the national title each year.
In order for the CFP to expand, there has to be a unanimous decision from the committee, which is composed of the 10 FBS commissioners and Notre Dame athletic director Jack Swarbrick. They met in Grapevine, Texas, on Wednesday and Thursday, per The Athletic.
In June, 4 members of the committee (including SEC commissioner Greg Sankey) proposed a 12-team format that would feature the 6 highest-ranked conference champions and 6 at-large teams, as The Athletic noted.
Despite all of these ideas, nothing has progressed to the point in which expansion is imminent. So for now, college football fans will just have to continue to wait to see what happens next.