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The 12-team College Football Playoff will officially begin this upcoming season, but it has been reported that the playoff could be expanded to 14 teams in 2026.

ESPN's Paul Finebaum did his weekly hit on the “McElroy and Cubelic in the Morning” Monday and shared his thoughts on a possible expanded playoff. Per SDS:

“I’m not opposed to it. I frankly think at this point, what’s the best number? Is it 8, is it 12, is it 14, is it 16? I think once you get in double digits it really doesn’t make any difference,” Finebaum claimed. “What we’re talking about now is probably the amount of money that can be made. Which is important because this is the biggest revenue supplier outside of individual television contracts.”

“What does it really mean? It means 2 of the first 4 teams are playing in the first round instead of sitting out which doesn’t bother me. There should be some advantage to being the No. 1 seed,” said Finebaum. “We’ve seen how the NFL has so successfully done this with additional Wild Card Games. What are we arguing about in the future? We’ll be arguing about whether the 14th or 15th team deserves to get in… I don’t think it’s a big deal overall.”
What do you think?
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jbird72 months
If it goes over 12 teams I’ll be officially resigning as a CFB fan. This shite is getting out of hand.
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RECConspiracy2 months
Not much difference between 12 and 14 teams. 14 just means 2 less with a bye. 16 teams to me is too many. I think the top 2 or 4 teams deserve credit for winning their conference championship and a great season. They deserve an advantage of not exposing their players to an extra chance to get injured.
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