Pac-12 commissioner asks for Playoff to expand to 8 in 2020, gets outvoted
As we all know by now, 2020 has been one of the weirdest, most unique years on record. That is true when it comes to college football too.
So, there has been some momentum for potentially expanding the College Football Playoff to 8 teams for this year only.
In fact, Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott proposed it on Wednesday in a meeting with other commissioners, according to ESPN’s Heather Dinich. However, Scott’s suggestion was not approved:
Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott today suggested the CFP expand to eight teams this year, but the other commissioners did not approve it at today's meeting. Story coming on https://t.co/AdBtluybSv shortly.
— Heather Dinich (@CFBHeather) September 30, 2020
“They decided that doing that now would be such a significant change, and come with so many challenges, especially given the timing with the season already underway, that they concluded that the best outcome would be to make no changes in the format,” CFP executive director Bill Hancock told ESPN. “They will continue to discuss the future, which is just good, responsible business practice, although I must say that dealing with COVID has become everyone’s focus now.”
Will we see the Playoff expand in the future? Perhaps, but for now, it’ll stay at 4 teams.