Commissioners of the BCS conferences announced today that they have reached a consensus for a four-team college football playoff. Their proposal will be presented to the Presidential Oversight Committee on Tuesday in Washington, DC.
Details of the four-team playoff, including how the teams will be selected and whether there will be a requirement for teams to win their conference championship, were ironed out in a series of meetings. Read Full Story »
In a conference call this morning, the Big Ten Conference announced that their presidents prefer the “status quo” over a four-team college football playoff.
“If the Big Ten presidents were to vote today, we would vote for the status quo,” Nebraska chancellor Harvey Perlman said on the conference call. “We think it best serves college football. We think it best protects our student-athletes. I don’t think any of us are anxious … to ask our student-athletes to play a 15th game.” Read Full Story »
Bowl Championship Series officials have narrowed their discussions for a college football playoff to four options, USA TODAY has reported.
Among the scenarios is a controversial “four teams plus” format. Under that proposal, the field would contain six teams and would preserve the traditional Big Ten vs. Pac-12 match-up in the Rose Bowl. Read Full Story »
Commissioners from the BCS conferences are meeting in Dallas today to continue discussions for a potential college football playoff.
After last month’s meeting, the “plus-one” format seemed to be the leader of all the options presented. That model would pit the winners of two semifinal games against each other in a national championship game. Read Full Story »
College football is moving closer and closer to a playoff beginning with the 2014 season. President Barack Obama has been a big proponent of a college football playoff and recently sat down with Grantland.com’s Bill Simmons to talk about that issue, among others.
Obama told Simmons that he prefers an 8-team playoff, but that “four is a good place to start.” Read Full Story »
The 2011-12 college football bowl schedule is set. The bowl season begins on December 17, 2011 with the Gildan New Mexico Bowl, which features Temple vs. Wyoming.
The 2012 Allstate BCS National Championship Game on January 9 features the Alabama Crimson Tide against the LSU Tigers. LSU (13-0, 8-0 SEC) finished first in the final BCS Rankings with Alabama (11-1, 7-1 SEC) coming in second. Read Full Story »
Dan Wetzel, an award-winning sportswriter for Yahoo.com and Rivals.com, has a great article where he details his plan for a college football playoff. Read Full Story »