What New College Football Playoff Model Means For Notre Dame.

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The college football playoffs would eventually adopt a new format, and by now, it would have a serious impact on Notre Dame.

On Friday, the CFP's board of managers voted unanimously to expand the playoffs to 12 teams by 2026.

The board is encouraging sports commissioners to implement this format by 2024.

.Under this format, the six highest ranked conference champions and six major teams will form the CFP.

The four highest-ranked conference champions will secure a first-round bye.

As long as Notre Dame remains independent, it will not be able to secure a goodbye week.

"They are," replied The Athletic's Stewart Mandel if the Fighting Irish were unable to secure a bye.

"And if you'll remember, his AD, Jack Swarbrick, was one of four who devised the plan."

According to a report in ESPN, Swarbrick will meet with 10 FBS commissioners next week to discuss a 12-team format.

The expansion would only help the prospect of Notre Dame making a CFP every season.

However, not being able to secure a bye in the first round seems like a problem.