The FBS covers 129 colleges which are divided between 10 conferences. But incredibly, only 3% of FBS programs qualify for the playoffs. The NFL has just 32 teams, and it qualifies 12 teams for its playoffs (37%). The NBA and the NHL qualify 53% of their teams for the playoff. Major League Baseball qualifies 26% of its teams for its playoff. So, by any measure, the CFP qualifications are minuscule compared to the big leagues.
In this original SportFiction parody, we propose an expansion of the college football playoff and imagine a more entertaining conclusion to the 2017-18 season.