Playoff System Battle Far From Over


College football’s brain trust finally said it Thursday.

The always-inevitable word that for years has been so taboo to the ever-controversial Bowl Championship Series that it might as well have been spelled with four letters.


After the last of four days of BCS meetings Thursday, college football’s conference commissioners and Notre Dame athletic director Jack Swarbrick announced anticlimactically that they are closer to a four-team playoff that would go into effect for the 2014 season.

“We have agreed to use the P-word,” Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott said.

While BCS executive director Bill Hancock described Thursday’s announcement as “a seismic change for college football,” the truth of the...

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