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Eight-team playoff format best option

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There’s been much debate this week on what team should have been placed in the fourth and final FBS playoff spot.

To me, the decision was too tough to argue. But I do see an answer in the way things have shaken out this season — an eight-team playoff (if not 16).

An eight-team playoff would make summing up who deserves to be in or out a much simpler equation. If that was the case, the champions of the Power 5 conferences could receive automatic bids. Then give the final three sports to two at-large teams and the best team from the other five conferences.

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