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Four Team Playoff Agreement

By on November 12th, 2012 in Football, News 8 Comments »

According to published reports, an agreement has been reached and unanimously agreed to. Here are the details.

– Lock-in a four team seeded playoff. The teams that will play will be chosen by a selection committee.

– Create three “contract bowls” and three “host bowls” as part of the post-season format. The highest-ranked champion from the five conferences that are not in contract bowls will be guaranteed a spot in a host bowl.

– Share revenue, for the first time in college football history, based on academic performance as part of the funding formula.

– Share revenue with a higher portion of revenues going to the conferences of the four teams that qualify for the playoff and participate in the other games. Distributions will also be made to conferences whose teams don’t qualify for either a contract or host bowl. Since the new format is projected to be so popular, there will be more revenue for all conferences and independent institutions.

– Move forward to complete a television rights agreement for the new format.

– Begin hiring staff so the new structure can begin operating.

“Today’s meeting is a unanimous ratification of what we announced last June in Washington, D.C., said Charles Steger, the Chairman of the Presidential Oversight Committee. “I’m delighted that additional details have been resolved and that everything is on track so fans can enjoy the post-season they’ve been asking for. College football, with its great regular season, is strong and popular – it’s about to get stronger and more popular.”

“This format is good for college football in both the short-term and long-term and I think it’s great for the game,” said Bill Hancock, the Executive Director of the BCS. “The four-team playoff will be wonderfully popular and because fans can’t get enough college football, the other bowls will benefit too. I’m proud of how everyone came together and that agreement has been reached.”

The way we are playing right now, this is the farthest thing from anyone’s mind.

I can still dream of a day…


  1. wde1988 wde1988 says:

    KB – news update: Tennessee sources confirm Derek Dooley is out at UT at season end.

    That would make two SEC schools that are getting new coaches. Kentucky and Tennessee. Interestingly Arkansas and Auburn are the the only two that are left barring these two schools stealing from others within the conference.

    President Gouge can’t keep dragging his feet. Ok, that is a desire. Let me re-state that. President Gouge can most certainly delay his decision… but he is starting to affect the University and its ability to find a suitable replacement.


  2. wde1988 wde1988 says:

    KB, about your article… I know this is important. But right now you are exactly right. There is no telling when AU will see a post season game again if this year is any form of measure.

    Q: Does it count to have an opinion about play offs when your school is “exempt”? And incidentally, I am being polite in using the word “exempt”… 2-10 or 3-10 kind of records… we simply don’t earn a spot. And rightfully so…

    I said this before and was scoffed at… we are at least five years away from going back. Counting 2011, 2012… and depending what this University does about the AD and current football coaching staff. Lord knows our so called “blue chipppers” have totally underachieved. Unlike others… I hold these under achieving players accountable. They came to college to play football. I am not sure what you could say these kids have done this year getting beat by an average of 20 points in SEC games. My question is how can you get into the NFL with a 2-10 record?


  3. AubTigerman AubTigerman says:

    I’m still concerned about who will make up ‘the selection committee” and what is this “academic performance” stuff. Sounds like an ostensible (and hypocritical) way to try and make it look like the big time CFB playoff is not all about big bucks when everyone knows it is.

  4. mvhcpa says:

    College football as we know it–and love it–is now dead. Off it goes as the same old sideshow that pro sports has become.

    Michael Val
    (who asks someone to make him feel better and prove him wrong with a better thought-out comment that the above)