SEC Commissioner, Greg Sankey and more than few Alabama football fans are content with a four-team Playoff. Sankey, of course, also understands an expanded field will reap massive cash from media fees. That is one reason Sankey and three of his counterparts came up with a 12-team format.
Three months ago many believed a Playoff expansion was a done deal. The 12-team format presented in June by Sankey, along with Jack Swarbrick of Notre Dame, Big 12 Commissioner, Bob Bowlsby and Mountain West Commissioner, Craig Thompson, was attractive. The media dollars would be huge. Group of Five teams would have a real chance to make the expanded field.