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College Football Playoff expansion: 12-team historic simulations, storylines and more

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Editor's Note: Now that the College Football Playoff has paved the way to expand to 12 teams in 2024, here's a previously published story on how that would have played out since the CFP's inception in 2014.

To see how a new development might affect the future, take a look at how it would have affected the past. That's a go-to of mine -- see: how larger playoffs would have worked in 2020 or how a much bigger, earlier playoff would have affected things -- and with the long-awaited news that we will be moving toward a 12-team playoff in 2026, we have a reason to dip into that well once more.