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NCAA Football Playoff: Semifinals Could Rotate Between Seven Bowls

The NCAA is considering rotating future playoff semifinals among seven different bowl games.

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NCAA Football Playoff: Semifinals Could Rotate Between Seven Bowls

The future NCAA playoff system could add a seventh bowl game to its semifinal rotation. Nothing definite has been decided, according to Sports Illustrated, but the option for a seventh bowl appears on the table. University presidents approved a playoff plan in June that would rotate the semifinals among six bowl games.

Under the agreed-upon format, two of the six bowl games would be the semifinals each year. The other four, meanwhile, would host high-profile games of their own. For non-semifinal years, three bowl games have decided to host match-ups based on conference tie-ins. The Rose Bowl would keep its matchup between the Big Ten and Pac 12. The Champions Bowl would pit a Big 12 team against an SEC team. And the Orange Bowl would pit an ACC team against either Notre Dame, and SEC team, or a Big 10 team. The other three bowls, which haven't been determined, have chosen to allow open access. They will be able to choose teams from any conference in the country.

According to Team Speed Kills, a seventh bowl would also have open access. Such an arrangement might give more access to smaller-conference teams to play in high-profile games.

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BCS Commissioners Recommend 4-Team Playoff

The BCS commissioners were in meetings on Wednesday discussing the possibility of a four-team playoff to determine which two teams will play in the BCS National Title Game. The commissioners ultimately approved the idea and would like to have the teams decided by a committee, according to a report by Brett McMurphy of CBS Sports.

BCS commissioners will recommend a seeded-four team playoff that will feature the "best four teams" as chosen by a selection committee, sources told CBSSports.com Wednesday.

The Presidential Oversight Committee ultimately must approve the playoff on Tuesday in Washington D.C.. The playoff will begin after the 2014 regular season.

The plan still has to has to be approved, but if and/or when it is the changes will not go into effect until the 2014 season.

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Larry Scott: Big XII-SEC Bowl Game Could Lead To Plus-One Model

If you listen to Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott, the possibly of a "plus-one" championship game has resurfaced. Under the proposed "plus-one" model, the BCS would recalculate the standings following the completion of all the bowl games and then stage a title game between the teams ranked No. 1 and No. 2.

Last Friday's announcement of a bowl game between the Big XII and SEC champions is a "game-changer," according to the commissioner.

"I'd say before Friday that idea of a plus-one didn't have much traction, but I think the announcement on Friday's a game-changer," Scott told the Wall Street Journal. "We're pretty far down the path on four-team playoff options, but given the very positive reaction to what the SEC and Big 12 have done, it's possible that (a plus-one) could get some traction."

Previously, the four-team postseason proposal had been gaining the most traction after the 11 conference commissioners in the Football Bowl Subdivision, along with Notre Dame athletic director Jack Swarbrick, agreed to explore the possibility of a four-team playoff last month.

Major-college football has never held any sort of playoff.

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Proposed SEC, Big 12 Matchup Could Affect Conference Bowl Hierarchy

The college football postseason landscape is on the verge of a major change, as reports are indicating a four team playoff may soon be introduced. In light of this news, the SEC and Big 12 have agreed to pit the champions of each league against each other, according to a report by Tony Barnhart of CBS. The ever-evolving postseason scenario could alter conference bowl hierarchies, as well. Via Michael DiRocco of ESPN.com's Gator Nation:

Currently, the SEC has nine bowl affiliations, with the Capital One Bowl falling number two on the list of SEC bowl games and the Gator Bowl sixth on the list.

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SEC, Big 12 Champions To Meet In Bowl If Neither Makes Playoff, According To Report

The SEC and Big 12 champions will face off in a bowl game if both teams fail to make the NCAA National Semi-Finals, according to report.

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