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Open the Flood Gates
A small, working group of four heroes presented a plan for an expanded College Football Playoff to the entire group of FBS commissioners. Even better? It's got some traction.
12 total Playoff teams
Top-6 ranked conference champions + 6 at-large bids
Top-4 seeds receive a first-round bye
The subcommittee proposing the change acknowledged the current format's failure to include teams outside the Power 5.
"This proposal was created to provide more participation, for more players and more schools," CFP executive director Bill Hancock said.
No conference would be guaranteed a spot in the Playoff. Multiple Group of 5 schools could get in while a Power 5 conference misses the Playoff.
In fact, the proposal strikes hardest at independent schools such as Notre Dame. Only conference champions would be eligible for the top-4 seeds and the associated first-round byes.
What would it have looked like last year? The answer likely isn't what you think:
Alabama, Clemson, Ohio State, and Oklahoma would have been #1-4.
Cincinnati and Coastal Carolina would have played Georgia and Notre Dame, respectively.
The Pac-12 would have completely missed the Playoff.
So maybe the Pac-12 isn't a shocker. But two Group of 5 teams making it in? That'd bring some much-needed variety.
Looking ahead: Even if an expansion plan is agreed to this summer, the existing 4-team format contract runs through the 2025-2026 season. Any kind of change would likely come once that contract is up.
#3 Milwaukee Bucks86vs. #2 Brooklyn Nets 83
With the Nets down 1 with 5 seconds left, it wasn't Kevin Durant or Kyrie Irving to take the shot but Bruce Brown. His floater clanged off the rim and the Bucks sealed the game 3 win.
All Bucks players not named Giannis Antetokuompo (33 pts, 14 reb) and Khris Middleton (35 pts, 15 reb) combined for 18 points on 8-34 shooting.
Nets lead 2-1.
#1 Utah Jazz 117 vs. #4 LA Clippers 111
Donovan Mitchell (37 pts, 4 ast) looks more and more like his mentor Dwayne Wade.
Jazz lead 2-0.
Vegas Golden Knights 6vs. Colorado Avalanche 3
With the comeback series win, the top seeded Knights make the semifinals for the third time in their four years as a franchise.
Vegas is now the favorite to win the Stanley Cup.
(38-25) Boston Red Sox12vs. (35-27) Houston Astros 8
Jose Altuve hit a pitch 10 inches off the ground for a home run, but it wasn’t enough as the Red Sox avoided the series sweep.