BCS executive director Bill Hancock has said before that the four-team playoff model that will begin being used in the 2014 season is locked in with four teams through the 12 years of the new format contract. But how long until that playoff pool expands, as many seem to believe is bound to happen at some point now that the door to a playoff has been opened? Mountain West Conference commissioner Craig Thompson suggested it could be expanded before 2026, despite Hancock's previous statements.
"I'm probably in the minority in that I don't know we're going to stay at four [teams] for the next 12 years," Thompson said during an interview with SiriusXM College Sports Nation on Tuesday (quoted by CBS Sports). "I know that's what the contracts say and everybody's following the script these days. We'll see. Who knows where we'll be down the road."no comments