Bama fans stoked for College Football Playoffs expansion

By WVUA 23 News Student Reporter Giselle Hood

It’s unlikely the University of Alabama will be able to find its way into the College Football Playoffs this season, but in a few years, more teams will be in the running.

CFP officials announced this week that the playoffs will be expanding to 12 teams after coming to a deal with the Rose Bowl. The expansion will begin during the 2024 football season, and many fans are excited for the change.

“You’ve got a lot of teams from the non-Power Five conferences that are able to come in and show what they’ve got,” UA student Gabriel Robinson said.

With the Crimson Tide currently ranked No. 6, many fans are wishing the expansion would have come earlier.

“We’re going to see Bama have years where we might not be the best team, like this year,” UA student Jaxsen Miller said. “We might not make it this year, but we’re gonna make it in the future. We’re going to see some new teams and new faces, and I think it’s great.”

For the Crimson Tide to make it into this year’s CFP running, Texas Christian University and the University of Southern California would have to rack up some serious losses in their conference title games. Even then, it’s up to the CFP officials.

“I don’t think that there’s a chance that we’ll make it to the playoffs this year,” UA student Ella Domagala said. “I don’t think the other four teams are going to lose. But I think we’ll definitely have a chance next year.”

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