A 12-team College Football Playoff is one step closer to reality.
The College Football Playoff management committee announced Thursday afternoon that the working group considering options for playoff expansion has formally recommended expanding the playoff to 12 teams.
“The four-team format has been very popular and is a big success,” the members of the four-person working group said in a statement. “But it’s important that we consider the opportunity for more teams and more student-athletes to participate in the playoff. After reviewing numerous options, we believe this proposal is the best option to increase participation, enhance the regular season and grow the national excitement of college football.”