With an all-SEC matchup set for the College Football Playoff championship on Monday, a number of people have voiced their opinion that the field needs to expand from four teams to eight.
The four-team agreement is currently locked in until 2025, and it doesn't appear to be going anywhere anytime soon.
"It would take a unanimous vote from all the conferences for that kind of movement to start," CFP executive director Bill Hancock said in Atlanta on Friday, as per Bill Bender of The Sporting News. "Right now, that's not in the cards."
Initially, the drama around the teams selected for the playoff surrounded the inclusion of a one-loss Alabama team that didn't play for its conference championship over a two-loss Ohio State outfit that won the Big Ten title. After UCF took down Auburn to win the Peach Bowl and complete the perfect 13-0 season, the focus shifted to the fact the Knights don't have a chance to participate in the playoff.
UCF administration declared they are considering their team the national champion, celebrating on campus and hanging banners in the stadium. They are even honoring any national championship bonuses for their coaching staff. Hancock was very diplomatic when asked about the Knights' claim to the title.
"They had a great season and great experience," the 67-year-old said. "I'm enjoying their exuberance."
Alabama and Georgia face off Monday night in the second all-SEC championship game since 2012, the first coming under the BCS system.