College Football Playoff executive director Bill Hancock reiterated Saturday a point he’s made frequently over the years: Don’t expect expansion of the current four-team playoff.
Despite multiple conference commissioners including Big 12’s Bob Bowlsby publicly say it’s time to start thinking about playoff expansion, Hancock said he doesn’t envision it happening during the playoff’s current contract which runs through 2026.
“I don’t see it,” Hancock said. “The four-team playoff format is extremely popular.”
While a story published in The Athletic in December about growing support for expansion generated lots of media discussion, Hancock claimed Saturday he hasn’t heard concerns from conference commissioners about the current setup.
“The commissioners said it wouldn’t be a bad idea to talk about seeing if we can make this great thing even greater,” Hancock explained. “And that’s all the feedback I’m getting. It might be a good time to think about making it better.”