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I'm still not convinced it will go to 12 in 2026.

The structure of the future playoff is going to be hotly debated and examined from every possible angle before it is expanded. If the Texas and Oklahoma move hadn't been disclosed prematurely, it probably would have sailed through, but now getting it through is going to be an uphill battle. And it's not just the number of teams that will be fought over now, but how many champions vs at-large teams and how many teams from a single conference will be allowed in.

If I were the Alliance, in 2026 I'd force it to be an 8-team playoff with the top 6 ranked conference champions and the 2 highest ranked non-conference champions, with no more than 2 schools from the same conference. The SEC and Notre Dame would be furious about that, but there's nothing that they could do about it other than refusing to participate in the playoff at all.

[Post edited by tarheelblue at 09/22/2021 8:09PM]

(In response to this post by goldendomer)

Posted: 09/22/2021 at 8:09PM


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Hitting the pause button on playoff expansion -- goldendomer 09/22/2021 11:47AM
  Here is how this is going to go down... -- 133193Hokie 09/22/2021 4:22PM
  True ** -- goldendomer 09/22/2021 11:09PM
  SEC/ND won't support 8 Team CFP with Qualifiers. -- HOO86 09/22/2021 12:16PM
  ND and the SEC will not accept that model. -- goldendomer 09/22/2021 12:27PM
  At the end of the day -- Vippie1 09/22/2021 2:27PM
  IDK, Brutus and Judas still have image problems -- daveinop 09/22/2021 1:46PM
  It doesn't need to be any more than 4. -- HOO86 09/22/2021 12:38PM
  It is going to (12). The only question is -- 133193Hokie 09/22/2021 12:49PM
  One no vote and it won't be 12. ** -- Stech 09/22/2021 1:08PM
  I believe they will wait till 2025 ** -- goldendomer 09/22/2021 12:51PM
  If they don't have the votes, they'll have to. -- HOO86 09/22/2021 1:09PM
  Yep, and anyone that was naive enough to think that -- 133193Hokie 09/22/2021 12:51PM
  Andy Staples hot take -- goldendomer 09/22/2021 12:29PM

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