Are we finally on our way to a playoff in college football? Seems like the BCS is ready to make a move, or at least are attempting to work something out that will be feasible in the future.
USA Today was able to get a copy of the outline that is being discussed (most likely argued) between BCS officials. 2 of the 4 possible options include some sort of playoff, with one of those options being the much discussed plus one format.
The BCS will be meeting in Florida later this month to discuss the options, though nothing is guaranteed at this time to change in the immediate future. There is apparently no clear-cut leader for what proposal might be used, and it wouldn’t be surprising to see things stay the way they are.
A playoff is not a necessity in college football. Though fans might debate the validity of how the National Championship game is decided. A playoff in itself might be more fun and exciting to some, but it doesn’t give us a truer champion than the current BCS system. Oklahoma State was not more deserving than LSU to be in the championship game, only to be destroyed by the Alabama Crimson Tide.
There is money to be made if a playoff ever comes to fruition, but the BCS is going to make sure it is much more than what they are making now, and they will make the change ASAP.