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jlovel7
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Official announcement by the CFP on the 12 team playoff
CFP Official Announcement

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IRVING, Texas – A sub-group of College Football Playoff's (CFP) management committee today presented a proposal to change the current four-team format to a 12-team event.

The proposal was made to the full CFP management committee and is the first step in a process that will not conclude before this fall.

"The four-team format has been very popular and is a big success," the members of the four-person working group said in a statement. "But it's important that we consider the opportunity for more teams and more student-athletes to participate in the playoff. After reviewing numerous options, we believe this proposal is the best option to increase participation, enhance the regular season and grow the national excitement of college football."

The working group was appointed by their management committee colleagues and has met over a two-year period to discuss possible new formats. The proposal calls for the bracket each year to include the six highest-ranked conference champions, plus the six highest-ranked other teams as determined by the College Football Playoff selection committee. No conference would qualify automatically and there would be no limit on the number of participants from a conference.

The four highest-ranked conference champions would be seeded one through four and each would receive a first-round bye, while teams seeded five through 12 would play each other in the first round on the home field of the higher-ranked team. (The team ranked #5 would host #12; team #6 would meet team #11; team #7 would play team #10; and team #8 would meet #9.) Under the proposal, the quarterfinals and semifinals would be played in bowl games. The championship game would continue to be at a neutral site, as under the current format.

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The next step in the process is for the 11-member management committee to review the recommendation at its upcoming meeting in Chicago June 17-18.

If the management committee endorses the 12-team proposal or reaches consensus on an alternative model or decides to retain the current format, it will forward a recommendation to the CFP board of managers, which will meet June 22 in Dallas.

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During the board's June 22 meeting, it will review the recommendation from the management committee and decide whether to authorize feasibility assessments and potentially discussions with other entities that would allow for implementation of any altered format.

The date of implementation of a potential new format was not a part of the working group's proposal and would be a matter considered if any recommendation is approved by the board of managers. Hancock said the format will not change this year or next year. The current agreements for the four-team CFP extend through the 2025-26 season.

Other elements of the working group's proposal included the following:
While the playoff calendar is still to be worked out, broadly this is the recommendation:

First-round games would take place on campus sometime during the two-week period after conference championship games;

Quarterfinals would be played on January 1—or January 2 when New Year's Day falls on a Sunday—and on an adjacent day;

Semifinals and championship game dates are to be determined; semifinals likely will not be played as a doubleheader.

The playoff bracket would follow the rankings, with no modifications made to avoid rematches of teams that may have played during the regular-season or are from the same conference;

The bracket would remain in effect throughout the playoff (i.e., no re-seeding);

The working group's charge did not include deciding which bowls might be a part of the CFP in the future; however the group did recommend that if traditional bowls host games, teams would be assigned to their traditional bowls for quarterfinal games with priority going to the higher-seeded team;

All 11 games would be under the CFP umbrella, with the administrative specifications and the process for selecting the six bowls that would rotate as hosts of the quarterfinals and semifinals still to be determined.
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lsupride87
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With a conference title game in there, expecting fans to travel for four straight neutral site games


Playoff games about to be in front of covid crowds


tigerfan84
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re: Official announcement by the CFP on the 12 team playoff
RIP Bowl Games


LSUlefty
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re: Official announcement by the CFP on the 12 team playoff
8 seems like a better number


HollierThanThou
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re: Official announcement by the CFP on the 12 team playoff
So a college team could play up to 17 games?

God damn


Captain Crown
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I see a lot more opt outs


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TigerintheNO
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If that's the new format, just change the name to the SEC invitational.


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Dr Rosenrosen
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Complete and utter nonsense.

The 12 seed has zero chance of winning the national championship. Zero.


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The 12 seed has zero chance of winning the national championship. Zero.


It's the illusion of having a chance that matters.


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Just keep continuing to devalue the regular season, morons.

The thing that made college football so exciting is that 1 loss could end a team’s national championship hopes.

Every week it was the Super Bowl. Not anymore.


WinnPtiger
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re: Official announcement by the CFP on the 12 team playoff
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The 12 seed has zero chance of winning the national championship. Zero.


hasn’t the 4 seed been annihilated every year?


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OSU won it all as a 4 seed


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The proposal calls for the bracket each year to include the six highest-ranked conference champions, plus the six highest-ranked other teams as determined by the College Football Playoff selection committee.
So the SEC could have like 5 teams in the playoffs. Yeah, that sounds real fun. It completely devalues SEC conference games and big games in general.

This is gonna suck.


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Roger Klarvin
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What a terrible fricking idea


geauxtigers87
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I'd rather the BCS at this point.


I will now go light myself on fire


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It's the $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ that matters.
FIFY


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Rhio
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This sounds god-awful, it's like they are completely blind to what's actually happening in these playoff games.

This just opens the door even wider so that Alabama, Ohio State, Clemson, and ND will get in every year. You know some of those west coast types will try and put their 8-4 USC or Oregon team in too.

All to get stomped mightily by Bama anyway, this is so stupid.


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I'd rather the BCS at this point.
I'd rather before the BCS. When every game mattered, and bowl games mattered.


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jlovel7
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That 6th conference champion caveat means a G5 or American team will host a much much better At large team almost every year. So they'll likely face a top 5-7 team in the country but they'll get to do it at home. That's interesting but I think they get annihilated basically every year since they'll know longer be playing against uninspired teams who missed out on something bigger. It'll be more like the September or late november cupcake games where they get the doors blasted off them.


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