The format of college football’s championship has been a popular topic over the last decade, and Michigan’s Jim Harbaugh wants to see the current tournament expanded. According to Angelique S. Chengelis of The Detroit News, Harbaugh told 97.1 The Ticket that he’d quadruple the number of College Football Playoff qualifiers. “I would change it to 16 teams. 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.” Harbaugh also said he disagreed that creating a larger playoff makes the season longer, since the national champion and runner-up typically play 15 games already. He added that a 12-team playoff is sensible, and we’re inclined to agree. While the College Football Playoff is a more intriguing way to determine the champion, every other level of football — and college sport — has a final tournament to decide which school hoists the trophy.
Jim Harbaugh: Expand the playoff to 16 teams
Yardbarker | Nov 1