September 1, 2014

BCS scraps 8, 16 team playoff proposals for D-I college football

After a week long meeting in Florida concluded on Thursday, BCS spokesman Bill Hancock said football’s 11 FBS conference commissioners will take “two to seven” playoff proposals (all involving four teams) back to their university presidents, A.D.’s and coaches to discuss for the next month and a half. BCS officials and conference commissioners are scheduled to meet in Chicago again in June.

“Having carefully reviewed calendars and schedules, we believe that either an eight-team or a 16-team playoff would diminish the regular season and harm the bowls,” the BCS said in a statement. “College football’s regular season is too important to diminish and we do not believe it’s in the best interest of student-athletes, fans, or alumni to harm the regular season.