BCS Officials Move Toward 4-Team Playoff

Plan will be presented to university presidents
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jun 20, 2012 6:22 PM CDT
BCS Officials Move Toward 4-Team Playoff
Alabama's Dre Kirkpatrick celebrates after the BCS National Championship game against LSU on Jan. 9, 2012.   (AP Photo/Dave Martin)

The many haters of the BCS system used to determine college football's championship team might soon have reason to celebrate: The BCS commissioners say they have come to a consensus on a model four-team playoff that will be presented to the university presidents next week for approval.

The commissioners who have been working on reshaping college football's postseason to create the first major college playoff met for four hours and emerged together with a commitment to stand behind a plan. They said they were reluctant to share too many details before they had a chance to discuss them with their bosses, the university presidents. Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott did say the two semifinals would be worked into the existing major bowls. (More BCS stories.)

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