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Vote on 12 team FB playoff has been postponed. Based on a

good discussion on Packer and Durham they are still trying to decide on 8 vs.12 teams. The SEC is apparently adamantly opposed to only 8 teams. the SEC thinking seems to be that with 12 teams and no limits (SEC opposes any limits) on how many conference members can get in is that the think they will have 4 or 5 teams every year in a 12 team playoff. Therefore if the TV $$ are divided up by the number of teams in the playoffs as it is now with the 4 team playoff, the SEC will clean up and the SEC $$ disparity will only grow larger.

I gathered that the 4 other P5 conferences are worried that the SEC will clean up in a 12 team playoff if the money is divided up based on number of teams playing, so they either want a limit (Prob 2/3) on the number of conference teams allowed or else they want only a 8 team playoff with at least 1 team from each P5 conference automatically getting in. That way the SEC will probably only have 2 teams in a 8 team playoff assuming ND also gets in.

As always it seems it is always about the $$$.

Posted: 09/23/2021 at 08:39AM


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