clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

College football likely heading to a four-team playoff

New, 74 comments
Getty Images

The BCS is dead. Long live the BCS Four-Team Playoff?

That's what it's looking like. The BCS has announced its proposals for a four-team playoff and will now present those options to conference commissioners, who'll ultimately decide which one they want.

So, what are your thoughts on a four-team playoff? Is it enough? Too radical of a change? Too tied to the BCS? Do you like Utah's chances down the road if, err, when college football adopts these changes?

In '04 and '08, it's unlikely an undefeated Utah team would've qualified for the playoffs. Of course, now that they're a member of the Pac-12, going 12-0, or even 11-1, most likely would secure them a spot in the playoff - at the expense of a non-BCS team, of course.

This is the way I see it: The playoffs help produce a truer champion than what we've had. With four teams, instead of two, it's not hard to see why this is the case. However, it's hard to imagine any non-BCS team, outside an amazing multi-season run or extreme parity among other BCS teams, getting into this new playoff. Especially if it's based on a certain BCS formula. Only TCU in '08 '10 would have qualified for a spot in the postseason under the current BCS rules. That's not going to sit well with those other non-BCS conference presidents.

But do you like it?