Paul Johnson is in favor of a sixteen-team playoff. Of course he is, bless his heart. And for just the reason you’d expect.
“You take 11 [conference champions] and then you add five at-large [teams], give ’em a chance,” Johnson said this week at ACC Media Days. “If your conference hasn’t done well, you become the 16th seed. You have to go play against No. 1, but at least you had a chance.”
Cue the obligatory movie reference.
Within a few months of college football adopting such a format, I’d expect Georgia Tech to move to the Sun Belt Conference. The battles it would have with Georgia State to make the playoffs would be epic.