College Football Playoff expanding to 12 teams for 2024

The College Football Playoff will officially expand to 12 teams during the 2024 season,

 the playoff's board of managers announced Thursday.

The College Football Playoff will officially expand to 12 teams during the 2024 season,

After a long and often contentious debate over the best way to improve the current system,

this expansion will increase the number and variety of teams capable of winning the Bowl Subdivision national championship.

“We’re delighted to be moving forward,” said playoff executive director Bill Hancock.

The last remaining obstacle to expansion was cleared late Wednesday with an agreement between

 the playoff and the Rose Bowl that amended the bowl's existing contract in order to adjust to the new format.

 the field will be composed of the six conference champions ranked highest by the selection

 The 12-team format will allow access for at least one team from the Group of Five.

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