BCS Reaches Consensus On Four-Team Playoff Format

NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 09: Fans stand outside of Mercedes-Benz Superdome prior to the 2012 Allstate BCS National Championship Game on January 9, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

The BCS has reached a consensus on having a four-team playoff decide college football's national champion.

It appears that we'll be using a new system to crown the annual national champion of college football soon. On Wednesday, the BCS reached a consensus regarding using a four-team playoff to determine the national title, as Brett McMurphy of CBS Sports reports.

The BCS has also considered a type of "plus-one" system that would simply be added to the current postseason format, but there appears to be a general preference for the four-team playoff format that's being discussed now at the BCS meetings in Chicago.

Any changes to the postseason format won't be officially made until the BCS Presidential Oversight Committee meets in Washington, D.C., on June 26. They could potentially have a new playoff system implemented by 2014.

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