Minneapolis, MN, USA: North Dakota State Bisons quarterback Brock Jensen (16) runs for a one yard touchdown in the second quarter against the Minnesota Gophers at TCF Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jesse Johnson-US PRESSWIRE
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While the highest level of college football is figuring out how to make a four-team playoff work after more than a century of the bowl system, the highest level to have ever had a NCAA championship game is moving from 20 to 24 teams:
The Football Championship Subdivision is on the verge of expanding its playoff system from 20 to 24 teams by 2013. The proposal would give an automatic bid to all FCS leagues that want one, seeds the top eight teams and gives them first-round byes and home games in the following round.
That would mean adding an automatic bid for the Pioneer League, for one thing, and granting first-round byes to an additional two teams. The SWAC and Ivy don't participate in the national postseason, and the Great West is dropping football.
This will further either concern or anticipation regarding the likeliness of FBS' own playoff system rapidly expanding beyond four teams. Since starting up its tournament in 1978, FCS has been adding numbers to the postseason all along, arriving at 20 only two years ago.
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