College football is rolling toward its first four-team playoff with Alabama, Oregon, Florida State and Ohio State all vying for a national championship. The final pairing will be determined after No. 1 Alabama and No. 4 Ohio State clash in the Sugar Bowl and No. 2 Oregon and No. 3 Florida State square off in the Rose Bowl, both on New Year’s Day.
The future is uncertain for a four-team format, with many FBS coaches expressing a desire to expand to eight teams. The first run of the College Football Playoff left two Big 12 teams, Baylor and TCU in the cold, and was subjected to criticism for the factors that determined the four entrants.
Which format is best for college football? Are fairness and controversy actually points in favor of a four-team format? Scott Shirley and Jim Galanti debate those points and more in this week’s Keystone Sports Network podcast. Check out audio from the show in this post and get plenty more podcasts and analysis on KeystoneSportsNetwork.com and by following @KSNSportsNet on Twitter.