College Football Playoff to expand to 12 teams by 2026 season

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The College Football Playoff that determines the national champion is expanding from four teams to 12.

It will happen no later than the 2026 season.

The plan approved by a group of university presidents calls for the six highest-ranked conference champions and six at-large teams to make the playoff.

The at-large teams would be chosen by a selection committee. The top four seeds would be conference champions and get first-round byes.

A 12-team, 11-game postseason system to crown a champion could be worth as much as $2 billion in media rights to the conferences that play major college football.

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