College Football Looking To Add Playoffs In 2014


The NCAA has decided that playoff system is indeed needed for college football. It would begin in 2014 and would be a four team playoff to determine the National Champion.

Joe Schad of ESPN was the first to begin tweeting out the news today. He reported via twitter that “The commissioners announce they formally support a four team college football playoff.” Later it was expanded and explained as it blew up the internet.

Saturday Blitz broke it down this way:

"Said reformatting should placate both traditionalists and those invested in crowning a champion. The playoff will work within the bowl system, including using two of the four venues currently used for the BCS as semifinal locations: the Rose Bowl (Pasadena, Calif.); Orange Bowl (Miami); Sugar Bowl (New Orleans); and Fiesta Bowl (Glendale, Ariz.). Rittenberg reports the championship site will go to a highest bidder."

Later it was reported by Brett McMurphy of CBS Sports that there would be a committee that is in charge of selecting these four teams that play for the National Championship.

The process now is that it goes before the college presidents and they vote on this idea or not. Honestly, the concept is fine and they will like the idea of having more games and more revenue to generate towards their schools.

However, the one hangup may be this selection committee. While it works in basketball, many fans and schools will be nervous about giving all the control to a small team of people to pick who gets a shot at the National Championship. With less games played during the season than basketball the selection will be more arbitrary.

Here is video of Larry Scott talking about it to ESPN.

This is a step in the right direction but is it enough? What are your thoughts?