On Thursday, the CFP made the official announcement that it would expand into two seasons.In College agreement to include the Rose Bowl in the expanded playoff precedes the announcement of the expansion. In a statement, CFP director Bill Hancock said. We’re delighted to be moving forward. The CFP Management Committee immediately set to work when the board asked the Management Committee .
To investigate the possibility of starting the new format earlier and expanding the playoff to begin in 2026.Fans, alumni, students, and student-athletes will experience more excitement as a result of more teams and access.We appreciate the cooperation of the leaders of the six bowl games and the two cities that will host the upcoming national championship.Everyone came to the realization that making this change is best for college football and worked together to make it happen.
Sports Illustrated reported on Monday that the Rose Bowl was the last thing standing in the way of the Playoff making the early change.Rose Bowl organizers reportedly received an ultimatum from CFP officials weeks ago, giving them until the end of the month to accept the proposal.
The playoff stipulates that the higher-seeded teams will host the first round, which will begin on Saturday, December 21.The teams ranked No. 1 will play in the four quarterfinal games at bowl sites.The teams from 1-4 who receive byes in the first round will not be able to host a playoff game at home.the quarterfinals will be played close to New Year’s Day, and the national title game for the 2024 playoff will be played on January 20, 2025.
Why did it take so long for the Rose Bowl to agree to the CFP expanding? The Rose Bowl was said to have been blocking the CFP so that it could keep its status and structure as long as possible.In the first place, it requested that it be permitted to maintain its customary January 1 window for subsequent playoffs with the intention of hosting teams from the Big Ten and Pac-12 when its playoff game was not on New Year’s Day.
According to reports, CFP officials rejected the idea.The Rose Bowl’s next move was a proposal to give up control of New Year’s Day and allow it to host a semifinal twice out of every three years instead of twice for every semifinal in the current plan.It appears that didn’t go over well either.
If the Rose Bowl didn’t agree to the change.instead, it appears that the Granddaddy of Them All gave up on special treatment, and the College Football Playoff now appears to have all the support it needs to move forward with its lucrative expansion plans.By 2024, the expanded field is expected to generate $450 million in gross revenue.
The Playoff field will be made up of the top six conference champions from the 10 active conferences and six wild-card teams under the new system, guaranteeing a Group of Five team a spot.The remaining eight teams will play in the first round at the home stadiums of the higher-seeded teams, while the top four conference champions will receive byes into the quarterfinals.
Each of the New Year’s Six bowls—Rose, Sugar, Orange, Cotton, Fiesta, and Peach—will host a quarterfinal and semifinal game once every three years.Before the Rose Bowl NCAA college football game between Notre Dame and Alabama on Jan.