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Pac-12, Big Ten ADs discussed plus-one

Posted on: August 13, 2011 1:37 pm
There was at least a "discussion" of a plus-one college football playoff system by Pac-12 and Big Ten ADs, has learned.

The Seattle Times reported that a "consensus" had been reached by the ADs after a straw vote, favoring a radical departure from the current BCS system. The report said the consensus was nonbinding and not a recommendation. Any such official move would have to come from the BCS presidents.

Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany told the Chicago Tribune Saturday that his conference's ADs do not favor a plus-one system. He called the Times report "erroneous". However, has determined that the subject was at least raised during a meeting last week. Even a discussion about the subject would suggest a possible sea change in college football's postseason.

It could be simply a matter of semantics as to what went on in the room last week during a meeting in Newport Beach, Calif. The Pac-10 (now 12) and Big Ten have been in lockstep supporting their exclusive arrangement with the century-old Rose Bowl.

The Times said the proposed format would include adding a fifth BCS bowl, most likely the Cotton. Four bowls would then rotate a four-team playoff system with two semifinal winners meeting in a championship game. According to the Times, the Rose would not host semifinal games but would remain in a five-year championship rotation.

The current championship rotation is four years. In the past, adding a fifth bowl was seen as an impediment because it would be harder to lure bowl sponsors to a championship that would take place once every five years.

BCS executive director Bill Hancock was not immediately available for comment.
Category: NCAAF

Since: Apr 24, 2007
Posted on: August 13, 2011 2:26 pm

Pac-12, Big Ten ADs discussed plus-one

The "tougher" confernences will NEVER win?!   Then why is it the SEC has SIX national championships?!

I agree the BCS is BS, but try finding a better argument. 

Since: Feb 26, 2008
Posted on: August 13, 2011 2:19 pm

Pac-12, Big Ten ADs discussed plus-one

why cant we have a vote on scrapping BCS and going for a playoff system, seems like everyone wants that instead anyways

Since: Nov 23, 2008
Posted on: August 13, 2011 1:56 pm

Pac-12, Big Ten ADs discussed plus-one

Further note that since teh BCS has begun, the last 5 BCS champion have been from the SEC. The Big Ten and Pac 10 should be complaining, but not those good ole southern boys - they like it just the way it is!!  http://www.collegefootballpol

Since: Nov 23, 2008
Posted on: August 13, 2011 1:53 pm

Pac-12, Big Ten ADs discussed plus-one

The BCS is horrible, once a team loses 1 game they have no chance for the National Championship. the tougher conferences will never win a BCS championship because even the 6th or 7th place team can win a home game. Wait until the only 2 undefeated teams are from mid-major conferences. Or there are 6 teams with 1 loss, I really hope that happens - They shoudl drop th "C" because we all know the BCS is really BS!! 

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