“It’s a reward to the community. It’s another home game,” he said. “The university itself is showcased on a national stage. Some of my colleagues say, ‘Oh, there could be inclement weather so we’ve got to play in domes.’ But I’m like, ‘Listen, basically 100% of these players think they’re going to go play at the next level, and if you play for the Miami Dolphins, you’re going to get sent to Buffalo.’
“It’s the real world, man. The thing is, if you get a first-round game, it’s because you’ve earned it.”
Bottom line, Moos is steadfast in his preference for an eight-team field.
“I think 12’s too big,” he said. “When do you start playing these games? Are there byes? What do you get for being ranked the highest?”
Good news for field-of-12 proponents: There are answers to those questions.
According to the four-person CFP management committee subgroup, a selection committee would still be involved in ranking teams. In a 12-team model, six spots would be reserved for the highest-ranked conference champions with the other six going to at-large selections. The four highest-ranked conference champions would receive first-round byes and teams 5-12 would face each other in four games played on campuses sometime during the two-week period following conference championship weekend, typically early December.