The Big Ten Has Reportedly Been Pushing For CFB Playoff Change

first_imga wide shot of the rose bowl gamePASADENA, CA – JANUARY 01: in the 2018 College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual at the Rose Bowl on January 1, 2018 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)The Big Ten conference has reportedly been pushing for a change to the College Football Playoff for at least one year.The conference, which has been left out of the College Football Playoff for the last three seasons, wants the selection process to be reviewed.CBS Sports reports that the Big Ten was calling for a review and possible change to the selection process at the start of last year.Big Ten conference commissioner Jim Delany reportedly wants conference championships to be weighted more in the process.From CBS:Delany wanted clarity on the value of winning a conference championship and questioned a disparity in the number of conference games played by leagues, another source said. According to a different source, the Big Ten commissioner wanted to make sure the 13-member CFP Selection Committee was “adhering to the protocol” developed when the playoff was finalized in 2012.The Big Ten champion has been left out of the playoff for the last three years. The conference hasn’t had a team in the CFP since 2016. Through the first five years of the playoff, the Big Ten has three appearances but has been shut out in each of the last two seasons.“If I had any concern, it would be about strength of schedule and the value of [conference] championships, period,” Delany said last month. “That’s not a criticism. That’s just: What do we know after five years?’”A Big Ten spokesman told CBS Sports on Sunday that the conference supported “the spirit and letter of the original intent of how conference champions should be respected in the selection process.”The Big Ten has had a couple of conference champions just miss the playoff in recent years.The College Football Playoff probably won’t be expanding anytime soon, but maybe the selection process can be changed.Alabama and Clemson will meet in the College Football Playoff national title game on Monday night.last_img read more