As you undoubtedly saw the other day, college football’s leadership, as oxymoronic as that phrase might sound, is looking to expand to a 12-team playoff format once the current deal is up in 2023.
We all knew expansion was coming, of course.
There has never been a playoff in any sport at any level that didn’t add more teams (and money) at some point along the way. So, we knew four wasn’t going to be around forever.
I think most of us assumed the next logical number would be eight. Or maybe even 16.
I can’t imagine many thought 12 would be where the commissioners would land, but hey, they’re all about keeping us on our toes with bizarre decisions that seem needlessly complicated. So why should we really be surprised?