- Oct 11, 2008
Should they expand the CFP to 8 teams?
They have a hard enough time selling tickets to the semifinals games. They would be playing to empty stadiums if they expanded past four teams1 Alabama vs 8 UCF
2 Clemson vs 7 Michigan
3 Notre Dame vs 6 Ohio State
4 Oklahoma vs 5 Georgia
Hell I'd even go for 12 teams with 4 wild cards and then give the 1 and 2 seeds a bye.
They did quit playing games on New Year's Eve night when everyone is out of the house, so that's a start. Sports ratings are beginning to decline to begin with so it wouldn't surprise me if it wasn't a ratings winner.They have a hard enough time selling tickets to the semifinals games. They would be playing to empty stadiums if they expanded past four teams
The whole reason that was, is because Santa Clara is essentially Silicon Valley, nerd central. Where very few people if anyone cares about sports. Same problem the Pac-12 championship game had (also held there). Also the reason why the 49ers (the home team for the NFL at that stadium) can't draw flies.