January 25, 2021

College Football Playoff expansion rejected

A proposal from Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott to expand this year’s College Football Playoff field from four teams to eight teams was rejected by the CFP management committee on Wednesday, according to ESPN’s Heather Dinich. 

Though commissioners review the CFP format annually, Wednesday’s meeting was the first time it became known that a Power 5 commissioner had pitched an eight-team format for consideration. Scott told ESPN he felt it was “important to consider an expanded playoff that would include more teams and automatic qualifiers who are conference champions” in light of the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on the season. 

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