David Pollack explains why 2020 is the perfect year to expand the College Football Playoff
The 2020 season is going to be a unique one, as the Power 5 conferences are playing varying numbers of games.
How will you compare a 10-game SEC schedule to an 8-game Big Ten schedule to an 11-game ACC schedule, etc.?
That’s going to be especially relevant when it comes to the College Football Playoff, as the selection committee will have to come up with ways to find the top 4 teams. On Saturday’s edition of College GameDay, analyst David Pollack said this is the perfect year to expand the field:
With conferences starting at different times and no guarantee on the no. of games a team will play, @davidpollack47 had an outstanding idea re #CFPlayoff this season: expand the playoff to six or eight teams! #GameDay pic.twitter.com/sNDufLZrs2
— Jarryd Gonzales (@jarrydgonzales) September 19, 2020
“So, the committee’s job is already hard enough, right?” Pollack says. “It’s already very difficult, very subjective. Why don’t we expand the playoffs this year? This is the perfect year to take this and expand it. We might only get so much body of work. So let’s go to 6, let’s go to 8.”
Will the Playoff look at expansion for a 1-year trial run? The willingness hasn’t been there as of yet, but things can change in a hurry in 2020.