Texas A&M AD Ross Bjork shares thoughts on 'likely' CFP expansion
Texas A&M athletic director Ross Bjork expects to see the College Football Playoff expand. Bjork isn’t sure just how much it will expand or how soon.
“It’s just a matter of how it’s formatted and when does it take place because we know we have an existing contract that runs through the -26 cycle,” Bjork said this week on his monthly Aggie Town Hall. “I think it’s going to happen. Does it happen early? I don’t know. I think there’s a lot of things that have to be analyzed before that happens.”
“Sixteen, I think, is too big. It’s too long. Doing six, I don’t know if that makes sense,” Bjork said. “The cool thing about where we are is that we’re talking about it, so that means four has actually worked, because there’s a debate and there’s interest.”
Texas A&M was the first team out in 2020’s CFP field. The 8-1 Aggies were No. 5 in the final poll ahead of the postseason, behind a 10-1 Notre Dame team whose first loss came in the ACC Championship Game against Clemson.
It’s no surprise that playoff expansion came up during Bjork’s Facebook Live chat. In late April, it was revealed that the CFP committee had discussed various expansion options. After that made news, Nick Saban and Kirby Smart were among the coaches to weigh in on possible expansion. SEC commissioner Greg Sankey shared his thoughts on the CFP during a Wednesday interview with Paul Finebaum.