Oct 16, 2013; Irving, TX, USA; College Football Playoff executive director Bill Hancock (left) and new chairman of the playoff committee Jeff Long right) answer questions during a press conference at the College Football Playoff Headquarters. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Bill Hancock: College Football Playoffs won't be expanded any time soon


We haven’t even played the first edition of the College Football Playoffs yet and already folks are wondering when the field will be expanded from four teams. Actually, immediately following the announcement of the death of the BCS and the implementation of the four-team system, people weren’t happy.

Well for those that don’t like it, they had better get used to it because College Football Playoff executive Bill Hancock reiterated on Tuesday that, at least for the next 12 years, there will be no change in the format going forward. As a matter of fact, Hancock claims they haven’t even discussed the matter.

Starting this season, the national championship will be determined by a playoff format for the first time in history. Throughout the season, a selected committee that includes a variety of members from former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to former Wisconsin head coach and current athletic director Barry Alvarez will choose the final four teams they feel are best suited to compete for the trophy.

From there, the teams will be placed in the Rose and Sugar Bowls for semifinal contests and the winners of those battles will head off to Dallas on Jan. 12 to play for the national championship.

The sites for the semifinal and championship games will rotate, but that will be all the change we’ll be seeing.

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