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This BCS statement was just released at meetings in Florida. Reading between the lines, it looks like there will be a playoff in college football in the future, just not one with more than four teams.
“As part of our deliberations, we have carefully considered a number of concepts concerning the post-season structure for the BCS. From the start, we set out to protect college football’s unique regular season which we see as the best regular season in sports. We are also mindful of the bowl tradition and seek to create a structure that continues to reward student-athletes with meaningful bowl appearances.
“Having carefully reviewed calendars and schedules, we believe that either an 8-team or a 16-team playoff would diminish the regular season and harm the bowls. College football’s regular season is too important to diminish and we do not believe it’s in the best interest of student-athletes, fans, or alumni to harm the regular season.
“Accordingly, as we proceed to review our options for improving the post-season, we have taken off the table both an 8-team and a 16-team playoff.
“We will continue to meet and review the exact structure for what a new post-season could look like. We are making substantial progress. We will present to our conferences a very small number of four-team options, each of which could be carried out in a number of ways.
“We have discussed in detail the advantages and disadvantages of in-bowl or out-of-bowl games. We have discussed in detail the advantages and disadvantages of campus sites or neutral sites. We have discussed in detail the advantages and disadvantages of various ways to rank or qualify teams.
“Our process is proceeding as we have planned and we look forward to further conversations.”
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Key phrase here ...
"We will present to our conferences a very small number of four-team options, each of which could be carried out in a number of ways."
Looks like two-team system is out. Hello four teams.
Course you know we will make it and lose semifinal when we would have been in final under old format
Richt 96-34-0 (73.8%) ... Dooley 201-77-10 (69.7%) ... Donnan 40-19 (67.7%) ... Butts 140-86-9 (59.5%) ... Goff 46-34-1 (56.7%)
Just to be clear, the playoff would start in 2014.
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