Presidents approve college football playoff

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WASHINGTON (AP) _ College football will finally have a playoff.
Come 2014, the BCS is dead.
A committee of university presidents on Tuesday approved the BCS
commissioners’ plan for a four-team playoff to start in the 2014
The move completes a six-month process in which the
commissioners have been working on a new way to determine a college
football champion. Instead of simply matching the No. 1 and No. 2
teams in the country in a championship game after the regular
season, the way the Bol Championship Series has done since 1998,
the new format will create a pair of national semifinals. No. 1
will play No. 4, No. 2 will play No. 3.
The winners will advance the national championship game.
The teams will be selected by a committee, similar to the way
the NCAA basketball tournament field is set.
There are still some details to work out, but all the
decision-makers are on board.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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