Now that we have played a few weeks of college football, the discussion about the College Football Playoff will start to heat up. With just four teams selected each year, each team will be taking the field to boost their resumes each week.

This is also about the time that you will hear fans and college football experts pleading for the CFP field to be expanded. Some want eight teams, while others want 12, but it’s clear that a large majority is in favor of more teams.

My take: Keep it the way that it is. The College Football Playoff provides three of the best college football games every season, even if it is the same few teams every year. It’s the job of those teams that are constantly left out to find a way to get better instead of looking for a handout and a free invitation.

This would create a logistical nightmare if more teams were included in the CFP and it would likely force some changes to the regular season. Losing out on some of the regular season rivalry games would be a big loss just to give some other teams a right to lose to Alabama and Clemson in the final weeks of the season.

There are certainly some changes that could or need to be made to the CFP selection process, but adding more teams is not the way to go.

Let Conferences Fight it Out

The one change that should be made when it comes to the College Football Playoff is that only one team from each conference should be included. If we are going to keep the CFP at just four teams then there is simply no room for two teams from the same league, regardless of how good those teams are.

This isn’t like the NCAA Tournament where it’s fun to root for the underdogs as there shouldn’t be an underdog story when it gets down to just four teams. If a team isn’t good enough to win their own conference championship then they shouldn’t even be considered for the field.

If we use this rule then the field is much smaller when the CFP Committee has to make the decisions about which four teams to choose. If a three-loss team from the Big Ten or ACC pulls of an upset in the conference title game, then that would likely leave that conference out of the CFP.

“Every game matters” is a common argument used when discussing the greatness of college football, and that same argument should be used here. If every game does matter, then teams that lose in a conference title game should be eliminated.

This would give the Group of Five Conferences a better shot each year, and then the committee would have to figure out what to do with Notre Dame. As great of a game as it might be, I don’t need to watch a rematch of the SEC Championship Game in the CFP title game ever again.