Austin writers seem to be on the playoff expansion train as Bohls had an article up about it earlier in the week and now Golden writes about it. Guessing the Horns think they have a shot and want to make sure they get in.
Rarely are there more than a handful of elite college teams by Week 12, so six would be a nice number for expansion. Award five spots to the winners of the SEC, Pac-12, Big 12, ACC and Big Ten. The remaining spot could go to the Group of Five team most deserving of the spot. Award the top two seeds a first-round bye while 3 plays 6 and 4 plays 5 in the quarterfinals. The top seed would play the lowest remaining seed in the semifinals, with the finale being played on the third Monday in January, one week later than the current championship schedule.
If that’s not good enough, consider expanding to eight teams over three weeks.
It’s time. The game has gotten so big that accountability has to be everything. The playoff has been well received over the first four years, but the noticeable lack of consistency by the selection committee demands that more teams be included.