Buckeye Battle Cry: Should The College Football Playoff Expand?

Should the College Football Playoff Be Expanded? - Buckeye Wire

Buckeye Battle Cry: Should The College Football Playoff Expand?

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Buckeye Battle Cry: Should The College Football Playoff Expand?


Every year, it seems like there’s some controversy with the four teams that get into the College Football Playoff. So, we asked our writers if the field should expand. The topic was controversial to say the least. It’s our weekly Buckeye Battle Cry.


It’s not a new debate. It seems like every time we roll around to this period of the season with the College Football Playoff rankings being released, the momentum for expanding the playoff field comes up again.

Our writers discuss their opinion on whether four teams is enough, or whether the field should expand to include more contenders. Let the mud fly folks …

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Everyone who was in favor of a playoff system instead of the traditional bowl system and BCS, was excited because a national champion would be settled on the field instead of suits in a room somewhere “selecting” the top teams.

Here we are, five years into a system and the only thing that has changed is instead of voting for two teams to play, a group of “qualified” individuals are voting for their top four teams to play.

Yes, the playoff needs to be expanded, plain and simple. How does a conference champion of a power five get left out? And in last years case, two conference champions!

Sorry, if the NCAA is going to tout a playoff system that truly allows a champion to be crowned on the field, they must include all of the power five champions. Expand to eight teams, and the committee still gets to pick three of their favorites.

Expanding to eight teams guarantees that what you do on the field and in your conference matters. It also doesn’t eliminate a team if they happened to have one bad week. Yes, there would still be those who would be upset and left out, but at least every conference would have opportunity to represent. And it still gives the Central Floridas and Boise States a chance to shock the world.

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