College Football Playoff Announces New 12-Team Playoff Format
Tentatively scheduled to start in 2026
The College Football Playoff Board of Managers announced on Friday that they had unanimously voted for a 12-team playoff format change from the current 4-team playoff format.
The new format would have the 6 highest ranked conference champions. The remaining 6 slots would be at-large bids.
The top 4 highest ranked conference champions would get a first round by with the remaining 8 teams playing for a chance in the Quarterfinals. The higher seeds would host the lower seed in the first round of games consisting of the 5 through 12 seed.
According to Nicole Auerbach, the management committee will implement the decision by 2026 and in 2024 or 2025, if possible.
Times are changing in College Football, and rapidly at that. Let us know what you think of the developments today on the eve of College Football’s Week 1 Saturday.