College Football Playoff

Lack of consensus around specifics for change keeps four-team format in place

Open letter from college conference commissioner brings some of the private discussions about event expansion into public view

Championship game is most-watched program on American cable in two years

Sharp divide remains regarding logistics of growth beyond four-team format

Social media platform Twitter and ESPN are activating around the College Football Playoff championship game with the debut of Twitter Tribune, a newspaper lookalike featuring fan tweets that will be distributed …

Presence of undefeated Bearcats, not part of college football's blue bloods, likely to provide further impetus to expand championship event