The great debate over what to make of college football's postseason has appeared to come down to either a plus-one game tacked onto the current bowl system or a four-team playoff distinguished from the bowls entirely. If the BCS is replaced with a four-team model, then the next point of contention centers on where to play those games.
CBS Sports' Brett McMurphy reports the four-team plan with semifinal games hosted off campus is the most likely playoff model to succeed. Out of the four plans, which include the widely lampooned Rose Bowl plan, this one looks to have the fewest detractors, according to the report.
The SEC isn't a big fan of the on-campus proposal, which would send warm-weather teams way up north on occasion. The Big Ten and Big 12, among others, prefer to have semifinal games played on campuses. One concern for everybody, however, is money. Some schools don't offer big stadiums, and in some cases games would be able to pack in a few more fans if held at stadiums previously vetted for sufficient capacity.