Should the college football playoff be expanded?

Dan Del Bene, Staff Writer

All over the college football scene, there have been debates about changing the playoffs since it was put in effect starting in 2014.

The four-team, two-game playoff was to decide the national champion, but some people like coaches, players, analysts, athletic directors, and others want the playoff expanded to feature more teams.

The problem with the current system is that four spots aren’t enough.  There are usually more than four elite, well-deserving teams, and a team or two each year gets snubbed.  Many great teams who have won their conference have been snubbed. Some examples of teams getting snubbed were Georgia in 2018, Ohio State in 2018, and Penn State in 2016.

Many people have given their opinion on expanding the playoffs to six teams and even 16 teams.

I believe that the playoffs should expand to eight teams with five automatic bids from the power five conference winners. Two spots should be the highest-ranked teams at an at-large bid. The last spot will be the best non-power five team giving an underdog a shot on the national spotlight.

Winning your conference now gives you a spot in the college football postseason. The system would continue to have the best teams in college football in the playoffs. In case a top tier team is battling with another team and they don’t win their conference, then they still have a shot to get in.

The first round would be hosted by each of the higher seeds giving a huge advantage for teams that were successful throughout the year.

This is how the playoffs would be seeded if this system went into effect this year.

  1. LSU
  2. Ohio State
  3. Clemson
  4. Oklahoma
  5. Georgia
  6. Oregon
  7. Baylor
  8. Memphis

This would solve all the conversation and debate into the current opinionated playoff system. It would be a taste of March Madness with a multi-round playoff to determine the real national champion.

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