Yes it is true and it is officially here. College football will now be settled by a 4-team playoff and while it won’t totally eliminate all controversy, it definitely feels a whole lot better. So here’s what we know so far:
- The championship game will be bid on like the Superbowl or Final Four.
- The semi-final games will be rotated amongst the current BCS bowls.
- The 4 teams will be chosen by a selection committee.
Like I said, this new playoff system won’t eliminate controversy. There will be plenty of years where the difference between the #4 and #5 teams is miniscule. And watch all the critics cry foul when three SEC teams make it into the playoffs, which is bound to happen. But that kind of controversy I can live with, because whoever wins that 4-team playoff will have earned it.
SB Nation: College Football Playoffs Are Here: 4-Team System Begins In 2014
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SI.com (Andy Staples): Presidents approve seeded four-team college football playoff
Post-Dispatch (Bryan Burwell): A great day for people who hate the BCS
CBS Sports: BCS Presidential Oversight Committee approves four-team playoff
SB Nation (Spencer Hall): An Interview With Hal Mumme, College Football’s All-Time David
Pre-Snap Read: Go With Administrators on the Committee
SI.com (Stewart Mandel): College football’s 65-year path to postseason playoff
SI.com (Holly Anderson): College football playoffs! An internet reacts
Smart Football: What Does (or Should) It Mean to be Crowned “Champion”?
Senator Blutarsky: A four-team playoff, if you can keep it
South Bend Tribune: Notre Dame football: Still plenty of urgency to playoff details for Swarbrick
SB Nation (Youtube): College Football Playoff System, At Long Last