Latest FBS College Football Playoff News

CFP expansion talks head toward October after 7-hour meeting

Sep. 27, 2022 22:42 PM EDT

ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) — The conference commissioners who manage the College Football Playoff met for almost seven hours Tuesday to work on expanding the postseason system from four to 12 teams as soon as the 2024 season. There is still much work to be done. “We will...

For Big Ten, ups and downs mark early portion of season

Sep. 27, 2022 16:05 PM EDT

Northwestern was feeling pretty good about itself. Then, September rolled around. The Wildcats are reeling with three straight nonconference losses after opening with a win over Nebraska in Ireland. At least they're not the Cornhuskers. Nebraska fired coach Scott Frost just over two...

Pac-12 looking stronger at top after early-season losses

Sep. 27, 2022 16:03 PM EDT

When Oregon got throttled by top-ranked Georgia and Utah lost at Florida, it appeared as though the Pac-12 was headed toward another College Football Playoff miss. One week into the season and two of the conference's top teams had already failed big early tests. Flash...

Venues, dates, TV, NFL: How to assemble CFP expansion puzzle

Sep. 20, 2022 12:18 PM EDT

The College Football Playoff is built to expand. While only three games determine a champion, the current format is seven games: Two semifinals, a title game and four marquee bowls. To convert a four-team playoff into a 12-team version requires four more games and about three more...

FBS ADs urge college football reform, but not NCAA breakaway

Sep. 14, 2022 19:38 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The athletic directors who lead the schools that play Division I college football at the highest level want the sport to continue be governed by the NCAA — if that governance can be streamlined. LEAD1, an association of Football Bowl Subdivision ADs, convened...

Mountain West Commissioner Thompson stepping down

Sep. 14, 2022 14:41 PM EDT

Craig Thompson, the only commissioner the Mountain West Conference has known, is stepping down after nearly 24 years in charge. The league announced Wednesday that Thompson's last day will be Dec. 31. He was on board when the conference began operations in January 1999. ...

Bears say they'd need assistance to complete stadium complex

Sep. 08, 2022 23:18 PM EDT

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears say they will need taxpayer assistance if they are going to construct an enclosed suburban stadium that could host Super Bowls, Final Fours and College Football Playoff games and anchor a surrounding entertainment and residential complex. ...

CFP committee digs into feasibility of early expansion to 12

Sep. 08, 2022 18:45 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — In a meeting room just down the hall from where the plan for a 12-team College Football Playoff came to life almost 2 1/2 years ago, the conference commissioners who manage the postseason system finally began the next phase of expansion: implementation. The 11-member...

No. 13 Utah regroups after Florida loss, hosts Southern Utah

Sep. 08, 2022 14:46 PM EDT

The Utah Utes reserve each Tuesday throughout the season for their longest and most physical practice. It’s a chance to fix things at near game speed — and then turn the page. The 13th-ranked Utes (0-1) aren't looking back at their 29-26 loss at Florida last weekend, the one that...

Michigan going with QB McCarthy over McNamara against Hawaii

Sep. 08, 2022 09:04 AM EDT

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — In 2021, quarterback Cade McNamara led the Michigan Wolverines to the season their fans have been dreaming about for years. He helped defeat Ohio State, won a Big Ten championship and got Michigan into the College Football Playoff. On Saturday, he’ll be...