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College Football Playoffs: Big East Opposes Committee, Favors Champions

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Next up on the list of conferences weighing in on the key issues still surrounding college football's coming playoff system: the Big East. While they're definitively no longer a power conference, they do retain BCS status for two more years and include a few schools (Boise State, Louisville, South Florida) that have had their shots at the top over the past decade.

By wanting to go with standings instead of a committee, the Big East is at odds with certain major Big Ten and Big 12 representatives. However, preferring conference champions puts the Big East in league with the Big Ten, Pac-12 and ACC and at odds with the SEC.

If a champs-only playoff had been in place for the entire BCS era, No. 6 Louisville would've made it in in 2006.