BCS ponders playoff system

The Bowl Championship Series could very well feature a four-team playoff by 2014.

Commissioners from the 11 FBS conferences met Tuesday to discuss possible changes for determining a national champion beginning in 2014. The parties were said to have considered up to 60 tweaks of the system and are open to a possible playoff format.

The most-talked about idea would be the plus-one model, which would have a pair of semifinal games followed by the national championship game a week after.

That idea was originally proposed in 2008 and gained some traction before being shot down by a number of conferences. The leaders appeared at least open to discussing the idea again this go-around.

More talks are scheduled to occur before a self-imposed July 4 deadline.

The BCS is in the midst of a four-year deal with ESPN that expires in 2014. A new format would need to be in place before television negotiations open with ESPN in the fall.

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One response to “BCS ponders playoff system”

  1. mark Gray says:

    I like the 8 team playoff with top 4 seeds playing home game then use the bowls for the semifinal .Championship game after that ends the long lay off keeps bowls intact and gives schools like Boise a better chance .Butler can have a magical season why can’t a Houston or Boise or some school that is on the way up.This is not India where you’re social class is determined at birth FSU was a girls school Boise a Junior college at one time.

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