College Football Playoffs: Four-Team Tourney Ending Near New Year's Day Has Support

Important BCS people met in Dallas to talk about the future of college football's postseason this week. They didn't reach any major conclusions, of course, as they still have several months left to figure out a playoff plan for 2014. They do seem to be seeing eye-to-eye on a number of factors, though, which Brett McMurphy's survey of conference commissioners displays.

The survey's responding commissioners favor semifinal games played on the higher seed's campuses, a travelin' road show of a title game, semifinals "around Christmas" and a championship right around New Year's Day. There's not yet a consensus on whether only conference champs should get to participate, which is kind of surprising, as only the SEC has come out in tentative opposition of that idea so far.

The two-team, post-bowl model ("plus-one") is still on the table, while the fate of the four current BCS bowls remains a concern. Once they get all this squared away, there's the question of how much it's all worth in television money. That last part was a joke, as television money is pretty much concern No. 1 all the way through.

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