The Door Is Open For The College Football Playoff To Expand In 2024

It looks like there’s a real chance the College Football Playoff expands by 2024.

The CFP is expanding to 12 teams no later than 2026, and there’s been a serious movement to expand it by 2024.

While it’s unclear what the final decision will be, momentum seems to exist to get it done ASAP instead of waiting several more years.

Heather Dinich reported members of the College Football Playoff management committee “think they are close” on a solution and “haven’t given up on 2024.”

However, everyone involved with expanding the CFP knows the clock is ticking to get expansion done by 2024.

“It’s true time is not on our side, but we haven’t given ourselves a deadline. It’s more important to get it right than to get it fast,” CFP executive director Bill Hancock explained after the Thursday meeting, according to ESPN.

When will the College Football Playoff expand? Fans are excited for the field to expand to 12 teams. The field will expand no later than 2026. (Photo by Donald Page/Getty Images)

Fans want the College Football Playoff to expand sooner than later.

While it’s good to know the playoff will expand no later than 2026, nobody wants to wait that long. We want the 12-team format as soon as possible.

2024 is the first available year for the new College Football Playoff field, and the management committee is grinding it out trying to get the job done.

Fans want the College Football Playoff to expand. The field will go to 12 teams no later than 2026. Will the CFP expand sooner? (Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images)

Even if it doesn’t change the fact Alabama, Georgia, Ohio State and Clemson will be at the top more years than not, an expanded field brings in more teams.

More teams being brought in means more fans, interest and ultimately, more money. The almighty dollar is driving the decisions. That’s just reality, and a bigger CFP field means more cash for everyone involved.

When will the CFP expand to 12 teams? (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)

For the sake of the sport we all love, let’s hope the College Football Playoff goes to 12 teams in 2024. It’s what fans want to see.

Written by David Hookstead

David is a college football fanatic who foolishly convinces himself every season the Wisconsin Badgers will finally win a national title. Has been pretending to be a cowboy ever since the first episode of Yellowstone aired.

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