If you had “before the first playoff game is played” in the When Will The First Conference Commissioner Advocate An Eight-Team Playoff? pool, you win.
Four teams may not be enough for a college football playoff, according to ACC commissioner John Swofford.
Speaking at Wednesday’s weekly Durham Sports Club meeting at the Croasdaile Country Club, Swofford said an eight-team playoff, “in terms of the number of teams, would probably be ideal.”
This season marks the debut of a four-team College Football Playoff, replacing the BCS, which chose two teams for a national championship game.
“I don’t think all the controversy’s going to go away,” Swofford said of the new system. “You have four teams that get a chance to play for the national championship, which is twice as many as before, but whoever’s fifth or sixth is not going to be happy. There will be some conferences that won’t have a team in the playoff.”
After they go to eight, Swofford and his peers can recycle that puppy with just a couple of changes in the numbers. As long as there’s more money in it for them, of course.