Wednesday, April 25, 2012

BCS weighing changes, making the right decisions?

Source: BCS weighs neutral-site playoff format
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If Football Bowl Subdivision conference commissioners and the sport's other power brokers approve a four-team playoff to determine college football's national champion, the semifinals and the national championship game will be played at neutral sites and the BCS bowl games will be played closer to New Year's Day, a source familiar with the negotiations told on Tuesday.

Commissioners of the 11 FBS conferences, Notre Dame athletic director Jack Swarbrick and other network TV and college football officials are meeting in Hollywood, Fla., this week to discuss the future of the BCS.

The source said he believed the commissioners "are too far out on a limb to turn back now," but said there were still many details yet to be finalized. A final decision on the BCS isn't expected this week, but the commissioners and other officials are expected to begin hammering out many of the details of a four-team playoff.
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ESPN buried their lede on this story. While the locations and logistics of the semifinals and final game are important considerations, the main issue on fans' minds is how the four-team field will be selected and seeded. That question appears to be answered, but you don't find Schlabach's take on it until the ninth paragraph.

The Kramer Rule--requiring teams to win their conference to be eligible--appears dead.