Trojans poised for playoff run

National title in 2012 would set up USC as power player in four-team era

Updated: June 25, 2012, 3:33 PM ET
By Greg Katz |
LOS ANGELES -- This week or not long after, USC president Max Nikias and his fellow members of the BCS presidential oversight committee will most likely approve a seeded four-team playoff model, replacing the current BCS system. If the vote goes positive from the 12-man committee in Washington on Tuesday, history will be made at the highest level of college football competition, and the ramifications will filter down through the hallways of Heritage Hall and the new John McKay Center.

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Naturally, anything could happen when the BCS POC gets together, but the overall impression after the BCS commissioners and Notre Dame athletic director Jack Swarbrick recommended a seeded four-team playoff model was that it would likely be approved.

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