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College Football Playoff Has No Plans to Adjust Format

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Despite the fact that a 2020 college football season is in doubt and the world of sports is currently on hiatus, we all are still curious as to what might be the same, and what might be different, come 2020 and beyond.

In college football, there has always been discussion since the College Football Playoff started, as to whether or not the format was correct.

Well after the CFB Playoff held virtual meetings, executive director Bill Hancock told ESPN that there are currently no plans to adjust the four-team, semifinal format. He added there are also no plans to change how the four teams are currently selected, which is by a committee of those inside and outside the sport.


The playoff is entering its seventh season, and ever since Baylor and TCU got absolutely hosed in Year 1 (I will go to my grave saying this!), the Playoff has been met with a fair amount of skepticism by those fans of non-blue blood schools.

“My bosses are happy with the CFP,” Hancock said, “but they’re talking and they will continue to talk.”

So maybe the door is always slightly ajar to some format changes?

Hancock recently told ESPN that the College Football Playoff is still planning for January 11th, 2021 as the date for the national championship game in Miami, despite the fact that college football may be up in the air for 2020 and there currently isn’t any timetable for the return of college athletics.

Hancock added that the national championship sites for the final two seasons of the current contract will be chosen in 2021. As for what’s line up, future sites for the National Championship include include Indianapolis (Jan. 10, 2022), Los Angeles (Jan. 9, 2023) and Houston (Jan. 8, 2024).

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