BYU Football: Different scenarios for a 12 team playoff

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BOCA RATON, FLORIDA – DECEMBER 22: Lopini Katoa #4 of the Brigham Young Cougars his hit by Divaad Wilson #9 of the Central Florida Knights who was ejected for targeting during the game at FAU Stadium on December 22, 2020 in Boca Raton, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)

Since the inception of the College Football Playoff, BYU Football and every other G5 team has had no access to make it to the National Championship.

*Editor’s note: This article was written prior to the recent developments of the Playoff expansion*

Sometimes the grass isn’t always greener on the other side. That summarizes how about 80% of teams in the college football feel towards the College Football Playoff and the way that teams are selected. As it turns out, the BCS computer rankings seem like a much better tool to sort teams than Gary Barta and the rest of the CFP Committee that appears to think that the Playoff can only consist of Alabama, Clemson, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Ohio State or an occasional P5 undefeated team.

All of that may be changing soon though, and this time the grass does actually look greener, for everyone, except maybe Alabama.

With rumors and reports coming out that the College Football Playoff may be expanding to six, eight, ten or twelve teams, things may be getting very interesting, on top of the already big stories of NIL and transfer portal rules. 

Most of these rumors seem to be pointing towards a twelve team playoff, but the details of that haven’t been clear to this point. This article will go into the three most likely ways that a 12 team playoff could set up, and how it can effect BYU both good and bad.

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