September 3, 2014

College football moves closer to a four-team playoff

College football moved one step closer to having a four team playoff beginning in 2014. The BCS commissioners and Notre Dame athletic director Jack Swarbrick all back a seeded four-team playoff model. This must be approved by the BCS presidential oversight committee, which meets June 26 in Washington, D.C. If approved, the four-team playoff would replace the current BCS system, which has been in place since 1998.

According to multiple sources, the recommended model would choose four teams that would be selected by a committee, which would take things such as conference championships and strength of schedule into consideration.  The two national semifinal games would be played within the existing BCS bowl games (Rose, Fiesta, Sugar and Orange) on a rotating basis. The national championship game would be offered to the highest bidding city.

Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delaney who was open to a plus one format says the commissioners are quote “very unified.”