The four-team playoff has been approved by a presidential committee. The change won’t take place until 2014 and will continue through the 2025 season. The four teams will be chosen by a selection committee.
Like projected, the semifinals will be held at current BCS bowl sites and the national championship will be awarded to the highest bidding city.
The 11 conference commissioners, way too many with way too many irrelevant conferences involved, watched as Jack Swarbrick presented their proposal to a board of 12 presidents. The presidents agreed that a playoff, with a rotation of the semifinal games being rotated through six sites and a neutral championship game, was the best option.
The semifinal games will be played on New Years day, THANK GOD, and the championship game will be on “Championship Monday,” the first Monday in January.
“A four-team playoff doesn’t go too far; it goes just the right amount,” said Virginia Tech president Charles Sterger, chair of the presidential oversight committee. “We are very pleased with this arrangement even though some issues & remain to be finalized.”
There will be 3 bowl games contracted out, the Champions Bowl…fitting!!!….between the Big 12 and the SEC, the Rose Bowl, and likely the Orange Bowl for the ACC and some other team that will probably beat Clemson.
Still to be decided is how the teams will be selected and how to divide the revenue. Enter your Big 10 complaints about not making the “Championship Monday” game here B1G.
ACC commissioner John Swofford said it was a milestone for college football.
“The access for conferences throughout the FBS is going to be better in this system than the current system,” he said. “That’s an important part of this. But you have to play your way in. That’s a plus.”