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SBD/May 14, 2014/Colleges
Bill Hancock Says CFP Has No Intentions Of Expanding Beyond Four Teams
Published May 14, 2014
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BOWLED OVER: Alabama coach Nick Saban said of the selection process for bowl games, "I think we have to change the whole system." He added, "I think on the other end of it, the committee that's going to pick the top four teams for the playoff are really picking the top 12 teams for all six sort of championship bowl games, whatever they call it now. Well, why don't we do it like basketball and let them pick all the teams for all the bowl games. Then it doesn't matter what your record is." Saban thinks that they "should rethink who is allowed to play in bowl games in general." He said, "Who's to say having six wins and having a 6-6 season is what qualifies to go to a bowl game" (BIRMINGHAM NEWS, 5/14).
FIVE FOR FIGHTING: In Hartford, Desmond Conner notes the AAC "might not be a Power 5 conference," but Commissioner Mike Aresco "is not backing down." Aresco said, "We're playing (Power 5) teams quite a bit and we feel that we present great competition and we will be a force to be reckoned with. And we think a win against our conference is a high quality win. I want to make sure people understand how strong our conference is and how competitive it is." He added, "We think it's the most challenging nonconference schedule of any FBS conference" (HARTFORD COURANT, 5/14).