But, one top head coach doesn’t much mind the recent proposals.
Ryan Day said he thinks potential College Football Playoff expansion would help him with his sleep during the season: “I like having a little more wiggle room.”
— Dan Hope (@Dan_Hope) July 23, 2021
When it comes to CFP dominance, Ohio State is certainly right up there with Alabama and Clemson. Since the current playoff format was launched back in 2014, the Buckeyes have been selected as a top-four team in four of the last seven seasons. After taking over in 2018, Day has led the program to two CFP appearances.
The one time Day didn’t earn a playoff berth was during his first season with the Buckeyes in 2018-19. Suffering one regular-season loss to Purdue, his 12-1 squad narrowly missed the top four with a No. 6 ranking.
This debut season could be the reasoning behind the fourth-year coach’s current stance on expansion.
According to a proposal from the CFP Committee last month, the postseason format is recommended to move to a 12-team format sometime in the coming years. The expanded field would reportedly include the six highest-ranked conference champions followed by the next six highest ranked teams, per Sports Illustrated.
If this format goes through, Ohio State will be even more of a lock than they already are.