Report: Resistance growing for College Football Playoff expansion
It looks like College Football Playoff expansion is being tabled for the time being. The CFP Board of Managers might not even be meeting anymore for a previously scheduled Sept. 28 in Chicago, according to CBS Sports’ Dennis Dodd.
An expansion from the current four-team format to an expanded 12-team format was previously being circulated.
However, now with so much difference of opinion from stakeholders, it’s trending in the direction that the meeting won’t happen.
“We’re going to know about that tomorrow,” CFP executive director Bill Hancock said via CBS Sports. “We’ll see if they get there. It’s 50-50 maybe. It’s complex. We knew it would be.”
In terms of media rights, ESPN currently has five years remaining on its original 12-year, $7.2 billion CFP deal. If the CFP is expanded, there’s been discussion about allowing multiple media partners to bid on games to create a system similar to pro sports like the NFL, NBA, MLB, and NHL.