For years the NCAA has relied on the polls and Bowl Championship Series(BCS) bowls to crown their national champion in football. Something that has enraged many football fans around the country, wondering why teams just can’t throw the BCS out the window and settle it on the field, like every other NCAA sport – with a playoff.
It looks like the people in charge are finally seeing what the fans in the stands are talking about.
A major college football playoff, even though it is a small one, is closer to being a reality. The BCS have backed a plan for a four-team playoff with the sites for the national semifinals rotating among the major bowl games, those being the Fiesta, Orange, Sugar, and Rose, and a selection committee picking the participants for each. The plan will be presented to each of the university presidents next week for approval.
Once approved, expect the new playoff system to start in 2014. Read the rest of this entry »