ARLINGTON, TEXAS – JANUARY 1: Ian Book # 12 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish snaps the ball against the Alabama Crimson Tide during the second quarter of the 2021 College Football Playoffs semi-final game of the Rose Bowl Game hosted by Capital One at AT&T Stadium on January 01, 2021 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington / Getty Images)

College football’s playoff system comes under fire during Sunday night’s NCAA tournament.

The 2021 NCAA tournament is only a few days old, but it’s been an exciting start to the postseason. We’ve already seen some notable surprises with multiple double-digit seeds advancing to the Sweet 16.

The following teams, among others, have already advanced to the Sweet 16:

  • No. 15 seeds Oral Roberts
  • No. 8 Loyola-Chicago seeds

These teams still have the chance to move forward, among other things:

  • No. 14 seed Abilene Christian
  • No. 13 Seed Ohio University

The NCAA tournament, a single elimination event, is chaotic every year – especially this year. The college football playoffs are usually much more predictable. It’s rare to see anyone other than Alabama, Clemson, Georgia, Ohio State, or Oklahoma in the final foursome.

Should college football’s playoff system be more like college basketball?

Oral Roberts
Loyola, Chicago
Abilene Christian
Ohio U.
North Texas

College football now has a playoff with four teams and the same four teams every year. (Sigh)

– Jeff Duncan (@JeffDuncan_) March 22, 2021

If the forces running college football agreed to open the playoffs to 8 or even 16 teams and reduce the scholarships from 85 to 75, they would create more parity and increase interest.

But they don’t want parity.

You want money. And makes.

Major college football is a cartel.

– Jeff Duncan (@JeffDuncan_) March 22, 2021

This is the purest difference between cfb and mbkb. What Loyola does absolutely couldn’t have happened in big college football. I just couldn’t.

– Dennis Dodd (@dennisdoddcbs) March 21, 2021

March Madness College Football Playoffs. đź‘€

– Brandon Robinson (@ BRob_4) March 22, 2021

The regular college football season is undoubtedly better than the regular college basketball season. And a big reason for that is the regular season, which means a lot more.

That doesn’t mean college football couldn’t benefit from expanding the playoffs to six or eight teams, however.

What would you change (if any) about the college football playoff system?