The College Football Playoff foursome has been decided, and not everyone is content with the results. The ever-opinionated Danny Kanell certainly counts himself among those ranks.
Last night, Kanell wanted to see Notre Dame left out.
The former Florida State and NFL quarterback argued that it was unfair that the 12-0 Fighting Irish didn’t have to put their record on the line, like the rest of the contenders did in the conference title games.
He had Alabama and Clemson at Nos. 1 and 2, and slide Big 12 Champion Oklahoma and Big Ten champ Ohio State ahead of the Fighting Irish in his personal top four after the dust settled last night.
Today, Danny Kanell is stumping for College Football Playoff expansion, and proposed an eight team field.
He’s certainly not the only one who wants to see things doubled, to give the conference champions a shot, and a path to the playoff for a Group of Five team like undefeated UCF.
He actually held the top four where they are, and added UCF, Big Ten champ Ohio State, at-large Georgia, and Pac-12 champ Washington into the fold. Kanell also proposed the quarterfinal games being played at home sites.
This is the way it should be.
1. Bama vs 8. Washington
2. Clemson vs 7. Georgia
3. Notre Dame vs 6. Ohio State
4. Oklahoma vs 5. UCF
Higher seeds get home field:
First round games played in Tuscaloosa, Clemson, South Bend, and Norman.
— Danny Kanell (@dannykanell) December 2, 2018
It does feel like we will eventually move to six or eight teams, but as we saw with the long process to ditch the BCS, college football doesn’t always do these things quickly.
The College Football Playoff semifinal games will be played on December 29. Alabama faces Oklahoma at the Orange Bowl, with Clemson and Notre Dame playing at the Cotton Bowl.