The Big Ten and SEC are trying to ruin College Football

After just signing up to get a 12-team playoff going for the next couple of seasons, there is already a push to get 14 teams in right after that. The Big Ten and the SEC are the powerbrokers behind it and it's ruining college football.
Sep 23, 2023; University Park, Pennsylvania, USA; A detailed view of the Big Ten Conference logo on
Sep 23, 2023; University Park, Pennsylvania, USA; A detailed view of the Big Ten Conference logo on / Matthew O'Haren-USA TODAY Sports

Remember way back when college football had a Power 5 conference structure? Ya last year? Last year was probably the last pure college football season fans are going to get. You can blame the Big Ten and the SEC for that.

Those two are now the power conferences in America. The Big Ten now has 18 teams in it and the SEC now has 18. Both will be at 20 teams before you know it. At that point, it will just be two power conferences facing off against each other while the rest of the programs play in some sort of lower division.

This year is the first year of a 12-team College Football Playoff. Yet, the powers that be are already looking ahead to a 14-team CFP in just a couple of years. According to ESPN, that Playoff would give the Big Ten and SEC three automatic qualifiers each, the Big 12 and ACC would get two each, and the Group of Five get one. After that, it's just the next highest-ranked squads that get in.

That's utter nonsense, in my opinion. There's no reason the Big Ten and SEC need to automatically get three teams in the CFP. If you're hellbent on having a 14-team Playoff, give each conference an AQ, including the Group of Five, and then have the rankings decide the rest.

I'm afraid that a new Playoff system will alienate certain college football fans and greed will slowly erode decades of tradition that will further that alienation. The Big Ten and SEC need to step back and realize that and put some safeguards in place to make sure things don't get out of hand.

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Change is inevitable in life, but not all change is good. With so many changes in college football over the past ten years and no signs of that slowing down, the sport may be unrecognizable in another ten.