Asked by Husker Max 1/18/2015 2158 Votes Should the college football playoff be expanded? 68% Yes WINNER 22 32% No 6 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Copy Link 68% Yes Add Comment Comment Share with friends 22 Comments 9 Jay Johnsen I hate to say it, because FCS schools make some good coin from playing FBS schools which boosts their universities, but I'd rather cut out those games, shorten the out of conference schedules, and have an eight team playoff. Teams such as Mich St, Baylor, TCU, and a Pac 12 or SEC school would've made an extremely intriguing playoff scenario. It's my personal suggestion, but it certainly doesn't make it right by any means. Reply Reply 3 Bart Burroughs I think 8 teams would be just about right. more than that and the season is too long. 8 adds a maximum of 3 extra games and would be more comprehensive. #9 will complain but no system is perfect anyway. Reply Reply 1 Stephen Johnson Let's expand it to 121 teams and call it the regular season. Then set up bowl games like they did in 1990. Reply Reply 1 Dan Lofquist I think it should be 6 teams. The teams that are ranked 1 and 2 should get a first round bye 3 plays 6 4 plays 5. The lower winning team plays 1 just like the NFL. Reply Reply 1 Nathan Turner The arguments against include those whining outside the top 8 will be the same as those whining about being outside the top 4: that's false...nobody in #9 and above will cry for a long long time. Second argument is playing another game dampens the student-athlete mantra and the crowd support at different games, making the bowls completely useless...false, this is has been a great bowl season and much excitement...and come on, using the student athlete as an excuse? they'll be fine. Reply Reply 1 Gearld Wolff Six teams- Power 5 champion and highest ranked non-Power 5 CHAMPION. #1 and #2 get byes. #3 plays #6, #4 plays #5 the week before Christmas. Winners play #1 and #2 New Years Day. Winners play as currently set. Forces Big 12 to title game. Reply Reply 1 Rizeabuv Yorzelf 8 teams should do the trick. I think the Baylor's & TCUs of the world had a legitimate shot. Reply Reply 1 Gene Baker Eight team play Reply Reply 0 Eric Farris no more excuses with 8. Reply Reply 0 Carl R Wiest 8 is perfect Reply Reply 0 Kevin Sasse 4 is nice, 6 is better, and 8 is the sweet spot. Collapse FBS down to 8 conferences that designate 1 champion who represents the conference. No polls, no computers, just Ws and Ls! Reply Reply 0 Todd Meedel Because it is fair, plus based on the football playoffs this year awesome football, and champs will be decided on the field, not in a meeting room. Reply Reply 0 Keith Petrie TCU... Nuff Said! Reply Reply 0 Brad Bredenkamp Should go to 6 or 8, but not until the Big XII gets a conf championship game to get on the same footing as the other 4 power conferences. Reply Reply 0 Sean Fluharty I think 8 teams would be the perfect number. Reply Reply 0 Michael Mahoney Less controversy with eight team field. Reply Reply 0 Landy Schwiesow 16 teams. Whoever has the moxie to pull off 4 games deserves to be the champion. Reply Reply 0 Dan Cubrich A couple more teams added to the playoff would make college football more exciting. Reply Reply 0 Shane Clayton Should be top 8. If ever other division in college football can have a real playoff system, why not Division 1? Reply Reply 0 Tony Gage Because it's the only fair way to run a National Title Tournament. 5 auto bids from power conferences and 3 at large picks. Reply Reply 0 Christian Bengel It will boost competition levels and would further legitimize the eventual champion. Everyone knew Florida State would fold under stiff competition, but by virtue of their record, they made the cut. What if Oregon had played a more consistent team? I guess an argument could be made either way. A championship team performs under pressure regardless of opponent and record. Reply Reply 32% No Add Comment Comment Share with friends 6 Comments 5 Andrew Grimes Too many games. Since all games count towards records, most achievements by good players will be overshadowed by those who played more games. For example: OJ Simpson rushed for 2003 yards in 14 games, but Eric Dickerson rushed for 2,105 yards in 16 games and is considered the all-time single season record holder. Reply Reply 2 Matthew J. Meyer If you're not 4the you can't possibly argue you're first. More teams tells you who's the best playoff team, not the best Team. Reply Reply 2 John Nielsen These young men are amateurs. Most of them will never sign a professional contract. A playoff exposes them to too much risk and it makes the regular season meaningless. Reply Reply 1 Jim Jones while I was wavering, for me it came down to the "too many games already"...four seems right and has just the right amount of hype! Reply Reply 1 Patrick Pickett I never want to see a 2-loss team play for a National Championship! Reply Reply 1 HardcoreHusker last 2 teams will have to play 16 games, too much chance of injury, finals, getting healthy for seniors going to combines Reply Reply Nathan Turner Not if they all give up playing the FCS schools.