College football has never been too concerned about parity. For years, the sport has seemed more concerned about protecting the best interests of blue-bloods, even if it means limiting opportunities for all other programs to prove themselves against elite competition.
The College Football Playoff's four-team bracket, first introduced in the 2014-15 season, was supposed to help solve that. Instead, it opened up even more debate over keeping out unbeaten Group of 5 schools, such as UCF in 2017 and Cincinnati in 2020. With news of a potential playoff expansion to twelve teams in the near future, a new question was inevitably raised: will the playoff committee create yet another power structure designed to protect the few or will they finally allow for equal representation in the CFP?
It remains to be seen how the committee will choose to shape the future of college football, and which bracket structures they'll deem acceptable. With numerous alternative options still being pitched and nothing confirmed just yet, the logistics of a twelve-team postseason format are still uncertain.
*Rankings based on Nov. 23rd CFP rankings
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