Latest FBS College Football Playoff News

AAC's Aresco: Did not plot with ESPN to poach other leagues

Aug. 04, 2021 11:50 AM EDT

American Athletic Conference Commissioner Mike Aresco vehemently denied that his league has ever “plotted” with ESPN to undermine another conference by poaching its schools. Aresco addressed conference realignment Wednesday during the AAC’s virtual football media...

New Pac-12 boss Kliavkoff doesn't see expansion as a must

Jul. 27, 2021 20:24 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — George Kliavkoff had a lot on his plate in his first couple of months as Pac-12 commissioner — visiting campuses, discussing possible expansion of the College Football Playoff and athletes now being able to profit off their names, images and likenesses. That was only...

Big Ten embraces College Football Playoff expansion

Jul. 23, 2021 17:35 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Big Ten is mostly embracing the notion of College Football Playoff expansion. Commissioner Kevin Warren has not definitively backed the proposal to grow the CFP from four to 12 teams, wanting to give time for his constituents to chime in. ...

Big Ten says schools will decide on COVID-19 protocols

Jul. 23, 2021 01:07 AM EDT

Big Ten Commissioner Kevin Warren said the conference will take take a “decentralized” approach to COVID-19 protocols by allowing each school to put in place its own plan. “Our schools are finalizing their proposed policies and procedures for the fall,” Warren...

Clemson DC Venables becomes top-paid assistant with new deal

Jul. 14, 2021 20:31 PM EDT

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson defensive coordinator Brent Venables got a five-year contract extension that bumps his annual salary up to $2.5 million, the highest for a college football assistant. The school's board of trustees approved the deal Wednesday. Venables will...

Never left out again: Big 12 coaches like 12-team playoff

Jul. 14, 2021 17:15 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Big 12 Conference would certainly benefit from an expanded College Football Playoff and likely never be left out again. Under the proposed 12-team format that would still be at least a couple of seasons away, six-time...

AP Top 25 Podcast: Home or bowl? Tweaking CFP expansion plan

Jun. 23, 2021 10:03 AM EDT

Home games or bowl games? The College Football Playoff expansion plan includes a few games played on campus, while also incorporating the major bowls. Why not play more games on home fields? On the latest AP Top 25 College Football Podcast, Rece...

College Football Playoff presidents OK expansion evaluation

Jun. 22, 2021 17:08 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — The 11 university presidents and chancellors who oversee the College Football Playoff on Tuesday authorized a continued evaluation of a proposed 12-team playoff that, if adopted, could still be another five years away. The move by the CFP board of...

Commissioners dig into CFP expansion; Pac-12 pushes autobids

Jun. 18, 2021 15:18 PM EDT

ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) — College Football Playoff expansion took another step forward Friday as the full group of commissioners who manage the postseason system wrapped up two days of digging into a plan for a 12-team format that would revamp the national championship. The...

CFP expansion will push conferences to reconsider divisions

Jun. 17, 2021 17:56 PM EDT

ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) — The proposed 12-team College Football Playoff would make winning a conference more important than ever, with six spots reserved for league champions. Every major college football conference plays a title game, but how the participants are...