Does 12-team College Football Playoff plan need more home games?


Critics of the proposed 12-team College Football Playoff have been few. Maybe that’s the genius of the plan. It speaks to most constituents. 

But there has been scrutiny, not from a philosophical viewpoint such as length of season or playing players, but from a practical standpoint, on the relatively few home games in the bracket. 

The model hands out four home games, before the playoff reaches the quarterfinals and goes to neutral-site bowl games. 

The top four seeds in the 12-team field receive byes to the quarterfinals, while seeds 5-8 host first-round games. That means some of the best programs rarely would host. 

But two questions arise. First, is that a bad thing? And second, how truly shut out are the big-time programs from playoff home games? 


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