Alabama, Clemson, Notre Dame, and Ohio State are going to the College Football Playoff.
Barring a dramatic upset, that’s your final four.
That’s always the final four.
Since the current format started being employed in 2014, Alabama and Clemson have each appeared in the playoff five times.
Ohio State has made the cut three times.
Notre Dame just once.
By and large, it’s the same cast of characters every year – an undefeated or 1-loss Power 5 Champion. Period. End of Discussion.
When will the monotony ever end?
The answer? Pretty soon.
I think Sunday will be the last time you see only four teams selected for the College Football Playoff.
I think expansion is coming.
And I think it’s coming next year.
The reason is simple. Money.
The NCAA is losing money hand over fist this year, as are all governing bodies across sports.
The entire bowl season is going to be a shell of itself.
And College Football Playoff ratings will likely be down. It’s just the trend in 2020.
So, how do you fix the problem and bounce back in 2021?
Expand the playoff.
Fans. Ratings. Excitement. Appeasement. Partnerships. And yes, money.
Savor the announcement on Sunday morning.
This will be the final Final Four.