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Jim Harbaugh Wants The Playoff To Go To 16 Teams

Michigan Wolverines head football coach Jim Harbaugh and starting quarterback Wilton Speight #3 watch the video replay during the first quarter of the game.

ANN ARBOR, MI - SEPTEMBER 16: Michigan Wolverines head football coach Jim Harbaugh and starting quarterback Wilton Speight #3 watch the video replay during the first quarter of the game against the Air Force Falcons at Michigan Stadium on September 16, 2017 in Ann Arbor, Michigan.(Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Michigan's head coach has a suggestion for the College Football Playoff.

Michigan, with two losses, is pretty much out of the College Football Playoff race this season.

The Wolverines would be very much alive if the playoff expanded to Jim Harbaugh's preferences, though.

Michigan's head coach says he'd like to see the four-team playoff expanded to 16 teams.

“I would change it to 16 teams,” Harbaugh told 97.1's “Jamie and Stoney.” “FCS, they’ve got a great system. It’s been in place for many years. My dad won the national championship at Western Kentucky when they were I-AA in 2002. I think that’s the best system.

“If you look at every other sport, they have a playoff at every level and every other college sport does as well. It’s not a four-team. Basketball goes from 64 to the Final Four. I think that’s the way it should be done to have a national champion like they do in gymnastics, like they do in basketball, men’s and women’s, lacrosse, every other sport you can think of. And you already have the format with the FCS.”

Harbaugh said he would settle for 12 teams at a minimum.

Personally, I think six is the best number. The importance placed on college football's regular season is a big part of what makes the sport so great. Expand it to six so you can, theoretically, get every Power 5 champion in, along with one other deserving team.