The 2016 semifinals (Peach and Fiesta Bowls) are still set for New Year’s Eve, but perhaps they will be the last ones.
Next season they are already set to go back to New Year’s Day with the Rose Bowl and Sugar Bowl rotating back in, and any change to the schedule might be done by the time New Year’s Eve 2018 rolls around. The Cotton and Orange Bowls are back up that year.
Earlier this week, Hancock told reporters no discussion about expanding the playoff beyond four teams has taken place.
“We set the four-team tournament for 12 years, and there’s no discussion in our group about any kind of expansion,” Hancock said.