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Published: Thursday, April 26 2012 12:00 a.m. MDT

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bountiful, ut

This still won't work and will be proven the first time that there is an undefeated FBS team that is excluded for whatever unsubstantiated bigoted reason. There will be further cries when x number of 1 loss teams get excluded due to season where one loss was chronic..... If you do not do it at least like pro sports (8 teams from region a and 8 teams from region b ie potato head the east and the west) you will never have a satisfied majority. What this 4 team system can NEVER do is have what we had this year between LSU and Alabama..... That was simply embarrassing to the NCAA football landscape.

Mesa, AZ

Looks like they will expand the current 2-team 1-game playoff to a 4-team 3-game playoff. The BCS has simply doubled the number of teams eligible for the championship, ranked in positions 1 through 4 from its opinion poll. So much for deciding it on the field. It looks pretty safe to keep all the money in the 4 BCS bowls and 6 ruling conferences.

The optimum would be a 16-team playoff of the 11 FBS conference champions, plus 5 at-large wild card teams, with the 4 BCS bowls rotate hosting of the semi-finals and championship game. The Rose can opt to host the PAC vs B10, if both are not in the top 4.


I think all would agree that somewhere in the top 20 ranked teams, would lie the best college team in the nation. Let the top 20 teams playoff and may the best team win. Of course this won't work because you need all the corrupt commissioners to go along with it. You don't have to be Einstein to figure out as long as you have a body of men deciding where teams go....it won't work........follow the money trail. That's what makes March madness so great.....64 teams. Obviously you can't include that many teams in a college football playoff, but the top 20....very workable.

Parry is a Farce
Layton, UT

This is a start. When the basketball tournament started they only had 4 teams and over the years it has expanded. Football could never get to 64 teams, but 16 would be great. I believe it will get there as one year they will have 5 undefeated teams or no undefeated teams and 6 teams with 1 defeat and the critics will come out and force the issue. There will always be complaints of who is left out (still happens in basketball) but in most years, an 8 or 16 team tournament would include all teams who could possibly win it. This is an enormous shift and a step in the right direction.

Farmington, UT

And the BCS starts to crack and crumble as it bites the dust. It just might be very interesting to see how those teams fare that just "had to be in a BCS conference" even if it meant jumping conferences a few weeks apart. This is splendid suspense for college football fans. I'm betting on the SEC increasing their stranglehold on the sport. Now instead of 2 teams/1 game from the SEC just watch---they'll insist on 4 teams/3 games from the SEC.

Salt Lake City, UT

It's easy to have a playoff. The tough part is deciding who qualifies.
Coach's poll? Biased.
Writer's poll? Biased.
Computer poll? Not trusted.

I wouldn't be surprised if they decide the four slots are the conference champions of the Big 4 - SEC, B1G, B12, P12. A playoff will mean a giant pot of money, and the last thing "they" want to do is spread the wealth.

Pac 12 Fever
Salt Lake City, UT

Well said slcftball!

Mesa, AZ

It now appears that the number 1& 2 ranked teams will play in the semifinals in their traditional bowl sites, 1 vs 4 and 2 vs 3. AQ and non-AQ may be eliminated, and a 5th BCS bowl added such as the Cotton Bowl, so the top10 ranked teams would compete, no matter their conference. The championship would follow 2 weeks later at a rotating site, not necessarily at a BCS stadium.

Problematic will be revenue distribution with AQ status removed. The process will also continue to use opinion poll based computer rankings. Being a conference champion will continue not to be required.

Orem, UT

at least now hopefully teams like BSU/TCU/the U have a shot at getting to the "final 4" and then winning it all--if they deserve it. I hope at least.

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