Bowl executives not keen on idea of on-campus games for expanded College Football Playoff
The 1st College Football Playoff rankings of the year come out next Tuesday. A lot of the talk in the offseason was about playoff expansion.
There has been clamoring for all types of playoff expansion, whether that be 6, 8, 12 or even 16 teams in the field. People have also suggested having campus playoff sites instead of bowl games.
The bowl game executives have written a letter to college football leaders across the country to ask that they keep the bowl games if the College Football Playoff is to expand instead of on-campus home sites, according to Heather Dinich of ESPN.
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Bowl group carps on campus sites for bigger CFP https://t.co/tYI0qeMih7
— Heather Dinich (@CFBHeather) October 28, 2021
The B1G could potentially benefit from an expanded playoff format as they could get in more than one team who is usually the conference champion of the league.
The current College Football Playoff is the 4 highest-ranked teams in the College Football Playoff rankings at the end of the season.
There are no automatic qualifiers for conference champions.
They play at 2 of the premier bowl sites called the New Year’s Six for the semifinal matchups. 2 of the 6 bowls rotate every year for the College Football Playoff Semifinal games.
This season the 2 bowls that will be the semifinals are the Cotton Bowl and the Orange Bowl on New Year’s Eve.