College Football Playoff Announces If Expansion Is Coming

first_imga wide shot of the rose bowl gamePASADENA, CA – JANUARY 01: in the 2018 College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual at the Rose Bowl on January 1, 2018 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)The College Football Playoff is only in its fifth year of existence, but people are already clamoring for more changes. Specifically, expanding the tournament beyond the current four teams is a subject of near-constant debate. This week, we got an update as to if or when we can expect the CFP field expanded.On Monday, Mark Keenum, the Chairman of the College Football Playoff Board of Managers, released an official statement from the committee regarding the possibility of expansion.Keenum said that it is “too soon” to determine if expanding the field beyond four is “even a possibility.”“As far as expanding the number of teams in the Playoff, it’s way too soon – much too soon – to know if that is even a possibility. It’s fair to say the speculation about expansion has outdistanced the reality of what the (conference) commissioners and the (university) presidents have discussed. If a decision were to be made down the road, the Presidents would be the ones to make it and we are not there.”CFP statement pic.twitter.com/yIA1Zm2IJL— Bryan Fischer (@BryanDFischer) January 7, 2019The statement appears to pour cold water over the idea that expansion could be coming in the next few of years, let alone in the next season or two.Alabama and Clemson are set to face off in the National Championship Game tonight for the third time in four years.In five editions of the four-team College Football Playoff, only 10 different schools have been represented.last_img