Charles Woodson weighs in on College Football Playoff expansion
Charles Woodson would like to see the College Football Playoff expand. The Michigan legend and FOX analyst weighed in this weekend during a Daytona 500 media opportunity.
Woodson, the grand marshal of the big race, said he would like to see an 8-team field, but thinks 12 teams would work too.
Charles Woodson, a Fox analyst and the #Daytona500 grand marshal, says he wants the CFP to expand to at least eight teams. “I think eight teams is a good number. If it can get to 12, that’d be good, too.”
— Matt Baker (@MBakerTBTimes) February 20, 2022
In June 2021, the College Football Playoff working group formally recommended an expansion to 12 teams. The expansion plan, though, hit a few snags over the next few months. On Friday, it was announced that expansion won’t happen until at least 2026. CFP board chair Mark Keenum revealed that it was an 8-3 vote, with the 3 no votes coming from The Alliance of the ACC, Big Ten and Pac-12.
B1G commissioner Kevin Warren said after the CFP’s announcement that the conference is in favor of expansion.
Warren told ESPN, “to be very clear, the Big Ten supports expansion of the college football playoff system … I trust that we will continue to collectively address the unresolved matters and move forward with expansion for the greater good of college football.”
We’ll see if a B1G-supported expansion model gains traction.