Paul Finebaum isn’t bothered by the idea of further expansion for the College Football Playoff.

Last week, it was announced that the Playoff officially confirmed a 5+7 selection process for the 12-team format. However, that process for the Playoff only exists through the current contract which runs through the 2025 season.

For 2026 and beyond, everything is still up in the air for the future contract. That means the 12-team Playoff could expand again with reports that the CFP is considering a 14-team format. During a Monday appearance for “McElroy and Cubelic in the Morning,” Finebaum admitted he is not opposed to the idea.

“I’m not opposed to it. I frankly think at this point, what’s the best number? Is it 8, is it 12, is it 14, is it 16? I think once you get in double digits it really doesn’t make any difference,” Finebaum claimed. “What we’re talking about now is probably the amount of money that can be made. Which is important because this is the biggest revenue supplier outside of individual television contracts.”

For now, fans can prepare for the first-ever 12-team Playoff in 2024 with Georgia leading the early national championship odds entering the spring. Fans can track all the odds and line movement ahead of the start of the season with Tradition’s sports betting in Ohio links and apps.

As for what additional expansion would mean for the sport, Finebaum says it’s simply going to change the debate to the teams in the 14th and 15th spots. Other than that, the NFL has shown a larger Playoff format can be successful.

“What does it really mean? It means 2 of the first 4 teams are playing in the first round instead of sitting out which doesn’t bother me. There should be some advantage to being the No. 1 seed,” said Finebaum. “We’ve seen how the NFL has so successfully done this with additional Wild Card Games. What are we arguing about in the future? We’ll be arguing about whether the 14th or 15th team deserves to get in… I don’t think it’s a big deal overall.”

The discussions for 2026 and beyond are still in the early stages, but it’s likely fans should not get comfortable with the current format in place. In an era of change and upheaval for college athletics, the 12-team Playoff could have a short shelf life.