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Playoff plan to run through 2025
camisetas eurocopa 2012 WASHINGTON, D.C. — A four-team playoff for academy football has been formally accustomed by a presidential blank committee, a affecting change for the action that will activate in 2014 and abide through the 2025 season. The four teams will be alleged by a alternative committee, the semifinals will be captivated at accepted basin sites and the civic championship bold will be awarded to the accomplished bidder.
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The 11 appointment commissioners watched on Tuesday afternoon as Notre Dame able-bodied administrator Jack Swarbrick presented their angle to a lath of 12 university presidents at the Dupont Circle Hotel. In beneath than three hours, the accumulation agreed aloft a postseason that academy football admirers accept been clamoring for years.
camiseta de españa eurocopa 2012 The accumulation of presidents aswell accustomed a circling of the semifinal amateur a allotment of six basin sites and a circling of the championship bold a allotment of aloof sites. The semifinals either will be played on New Year’s Eve or New Year’s Day, and the civic appellation bold will be played on "Championship Monday," the aboriginal Monday in January that is six or added canicule afterwards the final semifinal bold is played.
"A four-team playoff doesn’t go too far; it goes just the adapted amount," said Virginia Tech admiral Charles Sterger, armchair of the presidential blank committee. "We are actual admiring with this adjustment even admitting some issues & abide to be finalized."
There will be three arrangement bowls — the Champions Bowl, which is a affiliation amid the Big 12 and SEC, the Rose Bowl, which has a longstanding attitude amid the Big Ten and Pac 12, and a basin to be bent for the ACC, which is acceptable to abide its affiliation with the Orange Bowl.
"In agreement of our arrangement bowl, and our New Year’s Day tie-in, we apprehend to accept an advertisement on that accordingly in the actual abreast future," Swofford said.
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The three added bowls, alleged "access bowls," accept yet to be determined, but the accommodation will force the Sugar Basin and Fiesta Basin to become bidders.
Tuesday’s accommodation possibly could clasp the Big East out of the postseason, as its best is no best affirmed a atom in one of the six above bowls. The "automatic qualifiers" characterization aswell will abandon in the new arrangement and those programs will accept no affirmed admission to the new structure. Big 12 abettor Bob Bowlsby alleged it an "open exchange for all schools."
Also not complex in the automated postseason account is the Mountain West Conference, which did not accept a abandonment to automatically authorize for the next two years.
camiseta seleccion españa Football Basin Association controlling administrator Wright Waters said in a statement: "Today is the alpha of an agitative time in the approaching of academy football and we are committed to continuing the affluent attitude of the bowls."
Here’s What We Don’t Know
The BCS may be gone, but there are still affluence of questions about the new playoff system:
• Who will be on the lath that selects seeded teams?
• What architecture will the lath use to accept the seeded teams?
• How will the money be breach a allotment of conferences?
• Will teams from non-automatic condoning conferences accept admission to the tournament?
The championship bold will be managed by the conferences and will not be branded as a basin game. The presidents aswell appear the conception of a alternative lath that will rank the teams to play in the playoff, "giving all the teams an according befalling to participate." The lath will accede win-loss record, backbone of schedule, head-to-head after-effects and whether a aggregation is a appointment champion.
The two capital capacity that still charge added altercation are how teams will be alleged and how acquirement will be distributed. The commissioners accept agreed in assumption as to how the acquirement will be divided, according to Big Ten abettor Jim Delany, but that has not been fabricated accessible yet. The commissioners aswell still charge to adjudge a name for the playoff.
The accommodation is accountable to admission of adapted legislation by the NCAA Lath of Directors to admittance the two semifinal winners to play an added postseason game.
ACC abettor John Swofford alleged it "a milestone" for academy football.
"The admission for conferences throughout the FBS is traveling to be bigger in this arrangement than the accepted system," he said. "That’s an important allotment of this. But you accept to play your way in. That’s a plus."