College football will soon have a playoff, even if it's just a two-team title game that uses the entire bowl season as its play-in round. It could still be a four-team playoff, which would be fine, or even an eight-team deal, as NCAA president Mark Emmert sort of predicts:
"The momentum seems to be -- and I'm just reading the tea leaves, pretty much like you -- the momentum seems to be toward an eight-team playoff," he said.
"We'll have to see how it works. I don't know whether it will really occur or not. I think there's a reasonable possibility it could."
What Emmert predicts isn't really all that critical, since his outfit has never had control of football's postseason, anyway. There's no guarantee it ever will, either, as commissioners aren't going to want to hand all that money over to the NCAA when their conferences can get the first cut of playoff spoils if they do their own thing. Still, that's what he thinks, in case you were wondering.