NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 09: The Allstate BCS National Championship Game logo is seen painted on the field before the 2012 Allstate BCS National Championship Game between the Louisiana State University Tigers and the Alabama Crimson Tide at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 9, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
A college football four-team playoff proposal has been reached that would involve the top four teams with an emphasis on conference champions and be determined by a selection committee.
Here comes the college football playoff. Will it take a form that everyone likes?
Commissioners are opting for this particular stance regarding playoffs.
Sources tell @CBSSports commissioners preferred model is "best four" w/emphasis on conference champs using selection committee— Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyCBS) June 20, 2012
This whole proposed framework makes perfect sense. Using a top four model-only could be perceived as inflexible. Using a conference champions model might exclude at-large teams who have had potentially stronger seasons. This compromise should allow the best possible teams to play each other on a regular basis.
The selection committee could cloud things, but it ultimately makes more sense to have a dedicated group of experts (similar to the NCAA tournament) that follow the game and have a pulse on what's going on in the college football world. It'll cause the least rancor among all the proposals.
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