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OPINION: The NCAA muffed the punt on this one

By Davan Dotson

If you haven’t already heard or seen commercials advertising for the College Football Playoffs, then you either live under a rock or the more likely case, just don’t keep up with college football news. If so, this article isn’t for you, so just go ahead and skip it. With that being said, the College Football Playoffs are right around the corner, and the College Football Playoff committee is in quite the bind. With several top teams getting beat in the latter half of the season, and some unlikely teams taking their places, this year’s College Football Playoff spots are still up for grabs. With No. 2 Auburn playing No .6 Georgia, No. 1 Clemson playing No. 7 Miami, No. 4 Wisconsin playing No. 8 Ohio State, and No. 3 Oklahoma playing No. 11 TCU all in their respected conference championship games, there is a good amount of questions to be asked—who will finish on top?—with very few answers. This scenario has sparked the conversation that the College Football Playoffs should be expanded to six or eight teams. This would eliminate these situations where one-loss teams are excluded and even leap-frogged by two-loss teams. With the cash cow that the playoffs are expanding, it only offers a chance for even more money and revenue to be gained and earned, while also making the playoff committee’s job easier. It no longer becomes a black or white line where a former number-one seed drops to fifth and out of the playoffs because of a late-season loss, or when two strong division rivals face off in a championship game and completely knock the other out of contention. These top ten clashes are what college football fans love to see, and the NCAA needs to deliver. There is no reason they should be leaving this much money on the table and withholding games that the country wants to see.

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