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Commissioners decline CFP expansion after Pac-12 request

The College Football Playoff will stick with the four-team format this season.
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FILE - In this Oct. 12, 2017, file photo, Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott gestures while speaking a NCAA college basketball Pac-12 media day, in San Francisco. A Pac-12 task force on reforming college basketball is recommending an end to the NBA’s one-and-done rule, allowing players to return to school even after they are drafted, and that the NCAA facilitate access to agents for high school players. The Pac-12 announced the recommendations from its task force on Tuesday, March 13, 2018, and its report has been sent to the NCAA’s commission on college basketball, headed by former Secretary of State and Stanford University Provost Condoleezza Rice. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)

The College Football Playoff will stick with the four-team format this season. 

Executive director Bill Hancock says Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott asked the management committee to consider having eight teams play for the national championship.  

The expansion request was made because of disruptions caused by the pandemic. 

Conferences are not playing the same number of games and kicking off their seasons at different times. 

Playoff leadership decided to stick with four semifinalists, who will square off at the Rose Bowl and Sugar Bowl before the title game in Miami on Jan. 11.