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Jim Phillips Has a Point, but There’s an Obvious Fix in the Fight for a 12-Team Playoff

The biggest roadblock to an expanded College Football Playoff? The ACC, which would be highly likely to benefit from an expanded playoff. While that might seem strange, commissioner Jim Phillips reasonably articulated why he’s willing to lie down on the tracks in front of the 12-team train Friday.

He’s not the only roadblock by any means; neither of Phillips’s Alliance compadres, George Kliavkoff of the Pac-12 and Kevin Warren of the Big Ten, are ready to get onboard the train as it currently is constructed. They also have issues with the format of the 12-team Playoff that has been championed by most of the rest of 10 FBS conference commissioners plus Notre Dame athletic director Jack Swarbrick.