With the new college football playoff format now set, it remains to be seen how exactly it will effect UofL with the Big East apparently out of the “Big 5”. Crawford gives a great run-down of what it all means.
3). Conference shifting might not be over. While all signs (with the exception of a few bloggers who stir up speculation periodically to generate blog hits) point to U of L remaining in the Big East for at least the short-term future, the makeup of the Big 12 still could be affected by this playoff setup and details yet to be hammered out. If the SEC, Big Ten and Pac-12 are setting their titles via championship games, are they likely to let the Big 12 escape having one of its own? The Big 12 could face the possibility of needing to expand one more time to bring itself into line with the other major conferences, with the additional revenue coming from the new playoff scheme helping to make the ultimate bottom line work out.