At his weekly press conference on Monday, Mario Cristobal discussed the 12-team College Football Playoff format that’s expected to be implemented no later than 2026.

“I think it’s awesome,” Cristobal said on Monday afternoon. “I think any time you incentivize the postseason, it’s always good for college football.

Cristobal also said he’s a fan of first-round games being hosted on campus sites as opposed to the bowl system.

Expansion for the playoff could help a team like Miami. There will now be 8 extra spots for programs who want to compete for college football’s top prize.

Previously, the only proven path to the playoff for an ACC team was to win the conference. Florida State and Clemson are the only teams to do so and make the playoff since the 4-team format began in 2014.

Now, at some point in the future, the Canes could use a strong regular season to get into the top 12 of the final CFP rankings and still have a shot at a national title.

Miami is 1-0 this season after defeating Bethune-Cookman on Saturday.