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ACC kills possibility of College Football Playoff expansion

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So far, the expansion of the college football playoffs is over.

ACC Commissioner Jim Phillips told reporters on Friday that the conference was opposed to a move from a four-team model to eight or 12 teams, and coaches unanimously agreed that the sport should be discontinued. As the expansion of the CFP requires the unanimous consent of the league commissioners, the sport will remain in the top four until the current contract expires in 2026, unless Phillips changes his mind.

“ACC membership is very much in line with its position, now is not the time to expand the college football playoffs,” Phillips said.

Last summer, after the working group announced the winner of the expansion, the 12-team model appeared to have materialized. But after Oklahoma and Texas joined the SEC, it sparked controversy among members, and questions began to arise. Expansion has become less and less visible in recent weeks.

ACC Commissioner Jim Phillips and PAC-12 Commissioner George Kliavkoff talk at the Division I Men’s Football Championship

Phillips cited three reasons for the stalemate: the athlete’s health and safety with the extra games, the recent deterioration of the sports landscape, and the desire to look at college football as a whole, which included athletes ’opinions. He stressed that Clemson players, who have played up to 15 games, do not want to join the season any more.

At the beginning of the year, Phillips said, the conference supported eight team models, but their position has not changed since the fall.

With the exception of Clemson, only one permanent member has joined the CFP since its inception, and it’s interesting to catch up for a conference that hasn’t received anyone this year. If the Tigers change their attack and defense coordinators in 2022, there is no guarantee that they will return either.

Notre Dame was admitted to the ACC last year, but was a temporary part of the conference as a result of the pandemic. Presumably, Phillips ’position will encourage some Irish people – who have an agreement with NBC on their beneficial media rights – to join the conference on a regular basis, which he says is not“ absolutely ”.

Other commissioners cited the appropriateness of the automatic sorting and bowl system as a reason to stop the expansion.

Phillips said the sport should focus on expanding after the current deal expires in 2026, instead of rushing into something right now.

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