Yes, we’ve reached that time of year again. The season that was once dedicated to individual honors and bowl games is now becoming College Football Playoff expansion conversation month.

Around this time every year, the talk of expanding the College Football Playoff from four teams to eight resurfaces. Commissioners and athletic directors from conferences and teams that have been left out usually argue that there should be a bigger field.

It’s no different this year, and it sounds like the argument to expand the field is picking up steam.

According to Brett McMurphy of Stadium, Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott says that the “process has started” behind the scenes in regards to expansion talk. The Pac-12 was left out of the field again this season.

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Outgoing B1G commissioner also said he could be in favor of an eight-team field “under the right circumstances.”

Through the first six years of the College Football Playoff, the SEC and ACC are the only two conferences who have made appearances every year. The SEC is currently the only conference to land two teams in the field in the same season.

With the committee having an easy time selecting the four best teams this season, there isn’t as much conversation as there was a season ago, when three teams were vying for that fourth spot. There’s still plenty of interest in adding another round, though.