The same thing happened this year. There have been talks about eight teams, which seems at least possible, and some have even floated the idea of a 16-team College Football Playoff.
It's deja vu all over again for White and the Knights.
"Oklahoma was ranked No. 4 because they're a one-loss conference champion with a dynamic offense, and their one loss was a close game to a ranked team at a neutral site".
Irish coach Brian Kelly was glad to hear of the players' approach to the latest challenge.
The guardians of the postseason insist this is not a problem, but a desire to engage more fans in more parts of the country is one of the reasons playoff expansion is inevitable.
No. 1 Alabama (13-0, Southeastern Conference champions) vs. The Heisman Trophy candidate was helped off the field and didn't return to the game.
The Sooners (12-1) will face No. 1 Alabama (13-0) in the Orange Bowl on December 29 in a matchup of Heisman Trophy front-runner quarterbacks - Kyler Murray of Oklahoma and the Tide's Tua Tagovailoa, who sprained his ankle in the Southeastern Conference championship game Saturday and is expected to be laid up for two weeks.
Clemson has never played in the Cotton Bowl, or at the home stadium of the NFL's Dallas Cowboys.
The Cotton Bowl berth brings Clemson's bowl history full circle, The game will be only the Tigers' second all-time appearance in the Cotton Bowl, dating back to the program's first ever bowl bid.
Pitt played a back-and-forth game with the Irish when the two teams met in South Bend, Ind. on October 13. It made SEC fans care about Pac-12 games and vice versa.
UAB defeated Middle Tennessee 27-25 on Saturday in the C-USA title game. Top-seeded Clemson beat fourth-seeded Oklahoma 37-17 in 2015.
The Tigers will take on the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in the Cotton Bowl with a trip to the National Championship on the line.
However, many folks who cover college football for a living didn't agree with the rankings.
Alabama, Clemson and Notre Dame separated from the pack by going undefeated.
The Mind of Mike is a scary place, but we thought we'd enter it for thoughts on the conference championships as well as the four-team playoff.