College football is in an era of unprecedented changes such as the sport has never before seen. Conferences shifting and new media rights deals are paving the way for even bigger changes in the future.

One change that appears certain at some point is the expansion of the College Football Playoff. Though attempts to expand in 2021 were shot down during the current CFP contract, talks aimed at expansion for the future will resume this year.

On Tuesday, ESPN’s Pete Thamel reported one model that has seen “increased conversations” with B1G leadership. According to Thamel, a 16-team Playoff is in the conversation.

Thamel cited Ohio State AD Gene Smith as saying “Sixteen just seems to be out there.”

During his opening remarks at B1G Media Days, Commissioner Kevin Warren remained adamant that he is pro expanding the Playoff and expects that decision to be made down the road. What number is landed on remains to be seen.