College athletic conference commissioners are meeting with TV executives this week down in Hollywood, Florida, to determine the future of college football’s postseason.
A source familiar with the discussions told ESPN that the group is leaning toward a four-team playoff with two semifinals on or near New Year’s Day and a national championship at a neutral site a week later. Also from the ESPN article:
“A proposal to play the semifinal games at the home stadiums of the higher-seeded teams is all but dead, according to the source. The semifinal games will either be hosted by the existing BCS bowl games or opened for bidding. The source said it seemed almost certain that the national championship game will be opened to bidding by the existing BCS bowl sites and other cities such as Atlanta, Dallas and Indianapolis.”
So there you go. Love it or hate it, it really doesn’t matter since college football’s powers-that-be don’t care what you think. They will continue to determine college football’s postseason without any accountability to or input from the public. A four-team playoff is certainly an improvement, but the core of the problem remains — too much power in the hands of too few.
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