Even though Ohio State would have benefited from an 8-team playoff this year.
If the College Football Playoff was eight teams large, both Ohio State and USC would have made it this year.
It's just four teams big, though, so the No. 5 Buckeyes and No. 8 Trojans are meeting in the Cotton Bowl on Friday instead.
Both Urban Meyer and Clay Helton were asked today if they see the playoff eventually expanding to eight teams. Both head coaches, somewhat surprisingly, are fine with it staying at four teams.
This is in opposition to the mindset of Jim Harbaugh.
Michigan's head coach wants the playoff to, ideally, go 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.”
Which coach do you side with?