On Wednesday, the commissioners of the six BCS conferences met for close to four hours and arrived at a consensus for a four-team seeded playoff.
The commissioners will now seek final approval from the BCS Presidential Oversight Committee.
If the BCS playoff proposal is approved, the four-team system will start with the 2014 season. The playoff will work within the framework of the current bowl system.
The two semifinal playoff games would be played as a part of the existing BCS bowl games. The site of the BCS championship game would be bid on by various cities, much like it is now for the Super Bowl each year.
The conference commissioners wouldn’t offer up any additional details, but there will reportedly be a selection committee that will choose the four teams involved the playoff.
The committee will make its final decision based upon criteria such as strength of schedule and conference championships.
Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott says he knows a four-team playoff won’t necessarily make everyone happy, however.
“I’m sure it won’t satisfy everyone,” Scott told reporters. “Until you have an eight-team or 16-team seeded playoff, there will be folks out there that aren’t completely satisfied. We get that. But we’re trying to balance other important parties, like the value of the regular season, the bowls, the academic calendar.”
What do you think? Is this new BCS playoff proposal going to be enough to fend off the critics for now?
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