Sources: CFP board decides on 12-team playoff

by Ricardo Gutierrez - The College Football Playoff's Board of Managers voted on Friday to expand the CFP to 12 teams in 2026, but is encouraging the sport's commissioners to try to implement it as soon as 2024, multiple sources told ESPN.

Sources: CFP board decides on 12-team playoff 11m Heather Dinich and Pete Thamel CFP meeting could speed expansion, sources say 2d Pete Thamel and Heather Dinich Fox, ESPN to open television talks with Big 12 2d Pete Thamel Phillips: ACC on right path, but hot start will help Pittsburgh Panthers 2d Andrea Adelson and David M. Hale Board of Managers decide on a 12-team College Football Playoff, sources say 3:08 PM ET Heather Dinich Close Heather Dinich ESPN Senior Writer College football reporter Joined ESPN.com in 2007 Graduate of Indiana University Pete Thamel The College Football Playoff's Board of Managers voted on Friday to expand the CFP to 12 teams in 2026, but is encouraging the sport's commissioners to try to implement it as soon as 2024, multiple sources told ESPN. The 11 presidents and chancellors who comprise the CFP's Board of Managers approved the original 12-team model, which is the six highest-ranked conference champions, and six at-large teams. The 10 FBS commissioners and Notre Dame athletic director Jack Swarbrick will meet next week in Dallas to figure out the details. An FBS commissioner told ESPN, "We have work to do, but will try and make it happen soon."