Pac-12 drops statement, claims conference supports every expansion on the table
The Pac-12 conference released a statement about the idea of a CFP expansion after the committee ending its meeting about it earlier today. The committee was yet again unable to reach a conclusion about a potential CFP expansion.
One of the ways an expansion is being discussed is by adding 12 teams to the playoff format instead the way it is now with just 4 teams. The Pac-12 stated that they are in favor of the expansion and listed off its qualifications for who the best 12 teams are.
Here’s what the Pac-12 had to say about the proposed expansion:
“The Pac-12 is strongly in favor of CFP expansion, and we support all of the six most-discussed expansion models that would allow for expansion to occur in time for the final two years of the current CFP agreement,” It said. “These six models include:
1. Qualification for the best 12 teams;
2. Automatic qualifications (AQs) for the six highest rated conference champions and six at-large bids (“6+6”) (the original proposal made by the CFP sub-committee in June of 2021);
3. AQs for the Autonomy Five conferences and one AQ for the highest ranked Group of Five champion, along with six at-large bids (“5+1+6”);
4. Qualification for the best eight teams;
5. AQs for the six highest rated conference champions and two at-large bids (“6+2”); and
6. AQs for the Autonomy Five conferences and one AQ for the highest ranked Group of Five champion, along with two at-large bids (“5+1+2”)”
Pac-12 statement on CFP expansion
— Pac-12 Conference (@pac12) January 10, 2022
The Pac-12 also stated that they are one of the few conferences that doesn’t oppose using 1 of the models for figuring out who the best 12 teams are.
“Every conference other than the Pac-12 has indicated that they would be against at least one of the proposed models.”
Even if we don’t see a 12 team playoff in the future, at least there are some talks about how it’ll be organized.