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Presidents, commissioners put brakes on CFP expansion talk

1 year 8 months 1 week ago Monday, January 07 2019 Jan 7, 2019 January 07, 2019 2:45 PM January 07, 2019 in Sports - AP - Texas

By RALPH D. RUSSO
AP College Football Writer

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - The College Football Playoff is not close to expanding.

After a month of chatter about possible changes to the four-team playoff, the conference commissioners and university presidents who constitute the playoff brain trust met Monday at the Fairmont Hotel in downtown San Jose and quelled the speculation.

Mississippi State University President Mark Keenum said in a statement it was "way too soon" to know if expansion of the format to include more participants was even a possibility. The playoff is in its fifth season. No. 1 Alabama and No. 2 Clemson will play in the national championship game Monday night at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara.

Keenum told reporters the consensus was "very pleased" with the current four-team setup. He said there was discussion about ways to improve the playoff.

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