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CFP Expansion Will Push Conferences to Reconsider Divisions

Officials in charge of the College Football Playoff have opened two days of meetings in suburban Chicago.
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Whicker: College football’s playoff expansion confounds

The most engaging, involving and dramatic regular seasons in sports will disappear in 2026. No longer will you begin your Saturday by flipping on the TV at 9 a.m. and watch the dominoes fall until 11 p.m., from Columbus to Gainesville to Norman to Eugene. No longer will every game count. Consistency will be shelved. Health will be devalued. And, in all likelihood, the end of the road will feature the same crimson, orange and scarlet suspects. The College Football Playoff has totally erased what ...
Tags: Utah, Florida, Oregon, Stanford, Sports, Alabama, LSU, NFL, Georgia, Sport, Ap, Soccer, Nba, Wisconsin, College sports, Ohio


College Football Playoff expansion -- 12-team historic simulations, storylines and more

Bill Connelly crunches the numbers using SP+ to figure out the most likely scenarios for how a 12-team playoff would have played out since 2014.
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How would the 12-team College Football Playoff have changed the last 10 years? Ripples from Alabama to Coastal..

If this had been the format since 2011, 44 programs would’ve reached the College Football Playoff at least once over a 10-year period.
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Group recommends expanding College Football Playoff to a 12-team bracket

A football working group on Thursday recommended expanding the College Football Playoff from its four-team format to a 12-team bracket.       [Author: USA TODAY]
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College Football Playoff Considering Expansion to 12 Teams

The College Football Playoff is considering an expansion from four to 12 teams.
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College Football Playoff management committee to consider expanding to a 12-team bracket

After saying in April it would consider different playoff models, the CFP management committee expected to announce it will consider 12-team bracket.       [Author: USA TODAY]
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Sadly, proposed College Football Playoff expansion puts the emphasis on access over excellence

Expanding the CFP to 12 teams will allow more teams into the playoff who have no business being there
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College Football Playoff on brink of expansion: Proposal calls for 12-team event that would be a blessing for the Pac-12

One of the greatest challenges facing Pac-12 football is on the verge of being swept out of the way. The College Football Playoff will expand to 12 teams — and provide much easier access for the Pac-12 champion — if a subcommittee’s proposal is formally adopted later this month by the university presidents that oversee the CFP. (Washington State’s Kirk Schulz is the Pac-12 representative on the CFP’s board of managers.) The timing of the long-awaited expansion has not been determined. The CFP wi...
Tags: Washington, Oregon, Stanford, Sports, NFL, Sport, Soccer, College sports, Ncaa, Espn, West Coast, East Coast, College Football Playoff, Usc, Ucla, Hotline


AP Source: College Football Playoff Mulls 12-Team Format

The College Football Playoff would expand from four to 12 teams, with six spots reserved for the highest ranked conference champions, under a proposal that will be considered next week.
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College Football Playoff to consider proposal for expansion to 12-team format

The College Football Playoff management committee will consider expanding to a 12-team format that would include the six highest-ranked...
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The Pac-12 commissioner search: Scott’s legacy, the ideal model and names of potential candidates

The Pac-12 waited 10 hours, then made news of its own on Tuesday. News that was both unexpected and easily foreseen. Larry Scott’s tenure as commissioner will conclude this summer, one very costly year (for the conference) before the end of his contract. Scott and the Pac-12 presidents explained that they “mutually agreed” to part ways, but there was nothing mutual about this. Scott didn’t have the leverage. He didn’t have the support. He didn’t have the votes. It was time for a change, and ever...
Tags: News, Washington, Oregon, Sports, Alabama, California News, West Virginia, Sport, Soccer, Arizona, College sports, Ncaa, College Football, Clemson, West Coast, Washington State


Expanding the College Football Playoff to eight will not solve its issues, but these alterations may

There are numerous changes that must be made to the playoff and bowl season as a whole
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Steve Sarkisian, Alabama stars deliver big numbers in OC’s finale

Alabama running back Najee Harris (22) scores a touchdown during the first half of their 52-24 victory over Ohio State in the College Football Playoff national championship game on Monday night in Miami Gardens, Fla. Just about everything the Crimson Tide offense tried worked in another dominant performance. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee) MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA – JANUARY 11: Najee Harris #22 of the Alabama Crimson Tide rushes for a one yard touchdown during the first quarter of the College Football ...
Tags: Florida, Texas, Washington, Sports, Alabama, NFL, Sport, Soccer, College sports, Heisman Trophy, College Football, Smith, Ohio State, College Football Playoff, Ohio State Buckeyes, Memphis


Alabama’s DeVonta Smith, in just a half, wasn’t half bad

By TIM REYNOLDS The Associated Press MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — DeVonta Smith did not catch a single pass after halftime. He didn’t have to, either. He’d done plenty. The Heisman Trophy-winning receiver from Alabama put his stamp all over the College Football Playoff championship game in the first two quarters, and the Crimson Tide are national champions once again. Smith had 12 catches for 215 yards and three touchdowns – all those scores coming in the second quarter – to lead the Tide past Ohio Sta...
Tags: Sports, Alabama, NFL, Georgia, Sport, Dolphins, Soccer, Miami Dolphins, College sports, Heisman Trophy, SEC, College Football, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Clemson, Smith


Justin Fields, prolific Ohio State attack stifled by Alabama defense

Ohio State players sit on the bench after their 52-24 loss to Alabama in the College Football Playoff national championship game on Monday night in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky) Ohio State players sit on the bench after their loss to Alabama in an NCAA College Football Playoff national championship game, Monday, Jan. 11, 2021, in Miami Gardens, Fla. Alabama won 52-24. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA – JANUARY...
Tags: Florida, Sports, Alabama, Sport, Ap, Soccer, College sports, Ohio, College Football, Jordan, Clemson, Ohio State, College Football Playoff, Ohio State Buckeyes, Sermon, Hart


Commentary: Alabama delivers another boring blowout in era of super teams

Alabama head coach Nick Saban is soaked with a cooler of sports drink after their 52-24 victory over Ohio State in the College Football Playoff national championship game on Monday night in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee) Alabama wide receiver DeVonta Smith scores a touchdown past Ohio State safety Josh Proctor during the first half of an NCAA College Football Playoff national championship game, Monday, Jan. 11, 2021, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara) Sound ...
Tags: Florida, Sports, Alabama, LSU, NFL, Sport, Soccer, College sports, SEC, Tigers, College Football, Oklahoma, Clemson, Smith, Ohio State, College Football Playoff


Which Ohio State players are out against Alabama in the College Football Playoff national championship?

Ohio State football released its pregame status report for the College Football Playoff national championship against Alabama.
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Alabama looking to win 6th title under Nick Saban in showdown with No. 3 Ohio State

MIAMI — Trying to figure out which of Nick Saban’s Alabama teams is best is akin to picking Michelangelo’s greatest work of art or Ernest Hemingway’s best novel. They are all excellent in their own way. The first to win a national championship came in 2009 and is still the only Alabama team to finish unbeaten under Saban in 14 seasons of unprecedented dominance. The 2011 national champions had maybe the greatest defense of college football’s modern era of high-powered offenses. The current Crims...
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Whicker: Nick Saban churns out Steve Sarkisian as another Coach Wash client

Nick Saban operates a giant Coach Wash on the Alabama campus. It’s automatic, with interior and exterior service, vacuuming, detailing and several balls of wax. It might get uncomfortable and loud when you’re inside, but you roll out of there sanitized, all the grime dispelled, ready to hit another road. After Monday night’s national championship game against Ohio State, Steve Sarkisian will turn in his credentials as Alabama’s offensive coordinator and become the head coach at Texas. You rememb...
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Heisman Trophy preview: Alabama’s DeVonta Smith can set new standard for WR winners

Alabama wide receiver DeVonta Smith leaves Notre Dame cornerback Clarence Lewis in his wake on the way to one of his three touchdowns during Friday’s College Football Playoff Semifinal in Arlington, Texas. Smith is one of four finalists for the Heisman Trophy, which will be presented on Tuesday. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images) Alabama quarterback Mac Jones rolls out to deliver a pass while eluding Notre Dame linebacker Drew White during the first quarter of their College Football Playo...
Tags: Florida, Texas, Tim Tebow, Sports, Alabama, LSU, NFL, Georgia, Sport, Ap, Soccer, Arkansas, Miami, College sports, Amari Cooper, Mississippi State


Alabama vs. Ohio State finally gives playoff national caliber matchup with two juggernauts

Alabama and Ohio State is the dream matchup of the College Football Playoff era and will speak to a national audience.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Texas hires Alabama OC Steve Sarkisian

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas was tired of waiting for Tom Herman to deliver a Big 12 title and turn the Longhorns back into national championship contenders. Next up: Steve Sarkisian, the architect of the Alabama Crimson Tide’s offense and its tsunami of points this season. Texas fired Herman on Saturday after four winning seasons, then hours later announced it was giving the job to the Alabama offensive coordinator. It’s a quick move Texas expects will deliver quick results. The Longhorns are not...
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Notre Dame's Brian Kelly takes swipe at media after loss to Alabama

Frustrated Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly took a swipe at the media after losing to Alabama in the College Football Playoff semifinal on Saturday.
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Ohio State crushes Clemson, will face Alabama in College Football Playoff national championship game

No one could stop Alabama in 2020. And on the first day of 2021, Notre Dame couldn't do it, either. Can Ohio State?
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No. 3 Ohio State beats No. 2 Clemson 49-28 in Sugar Bowl to set up national championship game against No. 1 Alabama

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Justin Fields threw six touchdown passes to outshine Trevor Lawrence and No. 3 Ohio State avenged last season’s painful College Football Playoff loss to Clemson with a 49-28 victory in the Sugar Bowl semifinal Saturday night. The Buckeyes (7-0) head to the CFP title game for the first time since the inaugural playoff to face No. 1 Alabama on Jan. 11 at Hard Rock Stadium in South Florida. Ohio State beat the Crimson Tide in the semifinals on the way to the 2014 national champio...
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No. 3 Ohio State routs No. 2 Clemson in Sugar Bowl, will face Alabama for national title

By RALPH D. RUSSO NEW ORLEANS — Numbers have fueled Ohio State all year. There was 29-23, the score of last season’s painful playoff loss to Clemson. Six, the number of games the Buckeyes played in this pandemic-altered season, which a lot of people thought was too few for them to deserve a return trip to the College Football Playoff. Then there was No. 11, where Clemson coach Dabo Swinney placed Ohio State on his ballot in the final regular-season coaches’ poll. In a rematch with Swinney’s Tige...
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Ohio State turns tables on Clemson with big win in Sugar Bowl

After two losses to Clemson in the College Football Playoff semifinals, Ohio State turned the tables on the Tigers to reach the national title game.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Alabama advances to College Football Playoff national championship game

No one could stop Alabama in 2020. And on the first day of 2021, Notre Dame couldn't do it, either.
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Alabama vs. Notre Dame score, Rose Bowl: Tide rout Irish en route to fifth College Football Playoff title game

Alabama advances to play in its fifth CFP National Championship in the last six seasons
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