Condoleezza Rice shares perspective on College Football Playoff: 'Scarcity is not a bad thing'
Condoleezza Rice made an appearance on the Monday Night Football broadcast with Peyton and Eli Manning to discuss all things football.
The former Secretary of State was asked by Peyton how she felt about the College Football Playoff, and if she considered a multi-round format. Rice served on the first CFP Selection Committee in 2013, and stayed on through the 2016 season.
“I think there are a lot of people who would like to see more teams in, I always liked the 4,” she said. “I think scarcity is not a bad thing when you’re talking about something like this. The other thing is Peyton, really until this year, I would not have been able to give you 8 teams. I don’t think college football was very deep. This last year or so, we’re seeing new entrants, if you will.”
Rice didn’t reveal any rankings, but showed she’s still familiar with the perennial contenders.
“For a while it was always going to be Alabama, Clemson, Georgia, Ohio State,” she said. “And after that, a big drop off. But this year, you’ve got the Michigans, Michigan States, they didn’t play so well last weekend, but you’ve got a lot of really good teams, and so maybe going to 8 will work. I worry a little bit about the long calendar for young players, but I think we’re eventually going to get to 8.”