For sure in 2026, and potentially as soon as 2024, the College Football Playoff will be expanding from it’s current state of 4 teams to an expanded field of 12 teams.
Are we sure that they don’t want to go ahead and put that into effect this season?
After Oregon’s loss to Washington a couple of weeks ago, the Ducks are now ranked No. 9 in the latest College Football Playoff rankings, which came out on Tuesday night. If the expanded playoff were in effect for the 2022 season, Oregon would still have a shot at making it through to the championship game, though their path would certainly be difficult.
Check out which teams Oregon would have to go through in the hypothetical playoff.
Note: In these matchups, we advanced Oregon through each game to show what their path would look like, while teams in other matchups were advanced based on who had the higher seed.
- Georgia Bulldogs
- Ohio State Buckeyes
- TCU Horned Frogs
- USC Trojans
First Round | No. 12 Tulane vs. No. 5 Michigan
Winner by Seed: Michigan
First Round | No. 11 Penn State vs. No. 6 LSU
Winner by Seed: LSU