College Football Playoff management committee to recommend 12-team postseason

By , Audacy Sports

You get the sense that the four-team College Football Playoff could soon be a thing of the past.

Pat Forde and Ross Dellenger of Sports Illustrated say that the College Football Playoff management committee is set to recommend an expanded postseason field, one that would be three times larger that the current structure:

The College Football Playoff began in 2014, and has been a four-team field since its inception.

Adding additional teams may very well allow for more non-powerhouse, cinderella-story types to have a legitimate chance at winning the National Championship. That would be the argument from those in favor of expansion, along with even more revenue being generated for the NCAA, schools involved and television networks with broadcast rights.

Those against postseason expansion - or at least expanding this much - would say that allowing 12 teams in the postseason will eliminate the feeling that every Saturday could make or break your season that is part of the sport's charm. It's also fair to wonder if the teams that are seeded 11th and 12th would have a real shot at beating traditional powerhouses, such as Alabama, Clemson and Ohio State.

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