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Money hampers enlarging college football playoffs

Crunch Time


December 14, 2017

If it’s December — which it is — and it’s my turn in the Crunch Time rotation — right again — then it’s time for the annual review of the college football bowl season.

That’s NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision, for you literalists.

This year there are 37 postseason bowls, with 74 teams total competing for prize money for their schools and, more importantly, their conferences. At least I think there are 74 teams, that would make sense mathematically.

Thirty-seven times two equals 74. After counting and counting until everything I saw was in small print, I came up with 73.


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