After three days of meetings between BCS conference commissioners, one thing is abundantly clear. College football will have a playoff system.
The 11 Football Bowl Subdivision conference commissioners and Notre Dame athletics director Jack Swarbrick didn't finalize much during three days of meetings here, but it's evident that college football will have a four-team playoff in place by the 2014 season.
There are plenty of details that must still be settled: how the four teams will be selected, where and when two semifinals and a championship game will be played, and how the current BCS bowl games (Fiesta, Orange, Rose and Sugar) will fit into the sport's new playoff model, if at all.
Regardless of the details, college football will finally have a playoff to determine its national champion.
As Mark Schlabach reports, there is still much to hammer out. Between sites, formats and the involvement of certain bowls, the commissioners have several details that will determine what the model looks like.
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