College Football Playoff officially announces it will expand to 12 teams in 2024
The College Football Playoff announced Thursday that it officially will be expanding to 12 teams by 2024 after the Rose Bowl signed an agreement late Wednesday night. The news was reported when the Rose Bowl signed originally, but now it is official.
The process will start in 2024, which means next season will remain a 4-team battle for the title.
Here is the official announcement.
𝗢𝗙𝗙𝗜𝗖𝗜𝗔𝗟 𝗔𝗡𝗡𝗢𝗨𝗡𝗖𝗘𝗠𝗘𝗡𝗧: The College Football Playoff will expand to 12 teams beginning in the 2024-25 season!
Details » https://t.co/O4ZiAOQ4HZ#CFBPlayoff 🏈🏆 pic.twitter.com/5ZTVGXTZbo
— College Football Playoff (@CFBPlayoff) December 1, 2022
The idea of a 12-team College Football Playoff has been hotly contested. On one hand, more teams fighting for the ultimate prize does up the excitement around Playoff time. On the other, it may devalue regular season games (such as The Game) from holding any real consequence.
It’s all a moot point now. It’s happening whether those watching like it or not.