College Football Playoff Board Of Managers Will Vote On Expansion Friday
In a report first published by SI.com, The College Football Playoff’s highest-ranking body, the Board of Managers, is having a virtual meeting on Friday and is expected to vote to expand the CFB to 12 teams beginning in 2024. The path requires a unanimous vote because the CFP is in the final four years of its current contract.
The board of managers consists of a president of a university representing each Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) conference, and Notre Dame.
After months of the conference commissioners trying to come up with a solution in trying to find a format to expand, university presidents are showing their frustration, and wants to come up with a format themselves.
In February, the conference commissioners and Notre Dame AD Jack Swarbrick had a meeting and after the bickering, back and forth with them taking petty jabs among the commissioners, it resulted in a vote of 8 to 3, with the Big Ten, ACC, and Pac 12 voted no to the proposal.
Having the CFB expand to 12 teams could provide an additional $450 million of additional profits over the last two years to their contract with ESPN, and that is why the Board of Managers are taking matters into their own hands to get the college football expansion to come to pass.
There will be some logistical hurdles because they would have to push the season back another week to mid-to-late January, which interferes with the beginning of the spring semester, and they would have to also figure out sites for these playoff games with 27 months’ notice. But that all starts with a unanimous vote on Friday.