September 21, 2014

A college football playoff is coming, finally!

The majority of college football fans have been clamoring for a college football playoff and an end to the BCS.  Those fans have finally received their wish.

A committee of university presidents has approved the BCS commissioners’ plan for a four-team playoff to start in the 2014 season.

The move completes a six-month process in which the commissioners have been working on a new way to determine a college football champion.  The new format would create a pair of national semifinals.  No. 1 would face No. 4 and No. 2 vs. No. 3.  The winners will advance to the National Championship game.

The teams would be selected by a committee, similar to the set up the NCAA uses for men’s college basketball.

Additional details still have to be worked out, but the decision-makers are on board.

It’s expected that there will be a bid process to determine who will host games and the amount of money brought in will increase significantly.  How that money will be split up is something that will still have to be agreed upon.

Final details on who gets in are still be finalized, but strength of schedule is expected to come into play.  That means teams like Wisconsin will have to find a way to improve their non-conference schedule if they think they belong in the National Title picture.