Nearly 90 percent of FBS athletic directors support College Football Playoff expansion, though that doesn't mean we'll have a 6-, 8- or 16-team field anytime soon, says Brett McMurphy.
"Of those athletic directors who favor an expanded playoff, 72 percent believe eight teams should qualify," McMurphy wrote last week after surveying 112 ADs. "Also, 66 percent of the ADs said the highest-ranked non-Power Five team should receive an automatic bid to an expanded playoff."
Despite the overwhelming support, playoff expansion isn't easy and isn't happening anytime soon, though McMurphy and others have said the coronavirus could force a quick change of plans and revision of the current 12-year playoff set to expire after the 2025 season.
This week on the High Motor podcast, McMurphy breaks down the AD survey and explains why playoff expansion is inevitable but not anytime soon. Starts at 1:45 below (or listen on Apple Podcasts, Overcast, Spotify, or Stitcher):