June 27, 2012- Starting in 2014, playoffs will finally arrive in NCAA football and the BCS will be dead and buried. A committee made up of different university presidents approved on Tuesday the plan by the commissioners of the BCS for a playoff consisting of four-teams.
The move ends what has been a six-month process for the BCS commissioners, who wanted a new way in determining what major college football program was the national champion, following years of listening to fans gripe.
Commissioners said the decision was difficult due to the difference of opinions of those involved. At the end though, an agreement was made to matchup the No. 1 team against the No. 4 team and No. 2 against No. 3.
The current four BCS games – Fiesta, Orange, Rose and Sugar – will host the games on a rotating basis. Two more locations will also be added to the list. The two winners will then move on to the championship game. The four teams will be chosen by a committee, which will be done in a similar fashion as the NCAA basketball field is chosen for its tournament.
The commissioners are looking to find a television partner to lock into a contract for 12 years under the new format. The current deal for the BCS is with ESPN and runs until the end of the 2013 season. This fall, the new setup will be presented to a number of potential television partners with ESPN being the first to see it.