Expand the College Football Playoff

College Football Should Expand the Number of Teams in the Playoffs

The current system of people deciding who gets in the college football playoff has its flaws, such as only 4 teams getting in.

I have a solution.

The playoffs should expand to 6 teams. The winner of each Power 5 conference would get in. The committee would rank them from 1-5. Then, an independent team (like Notre Dame or Army) or group of 5 team (such as UCF or Boise State) would get the 6th spot.

If they would have had this system before the 2018 bowl season, the seedings would have been:

  1. Alabama
  2. Clemson
  3. Oklahoma
  4. Ohio State
  5. Washington
  6. Notre Dame

Some people may argue that it would just land the 1st and 2nd ranked teams just facing off again and wasting extra games. But this would prevent more than 2 teams in the same conference getting into the playoffs.

This is an idea to make it work: Number 1 and 2 get byes. It would be like NFL conference playoffs. The 3-6 ranked teams play and 4-5 play. The worst remaining seed plays #1. And the best remaining team plays #2.

I think that Clemson and Alabama would go to the championship anyway, but in future years this could change the playoff picture.


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