BCS Rejects Plan to Turn System Into 4-Team Playoff

Format to remain until at least 2014 season
By Doug Sweeney,  Newser Staff
Posted May 1, 2008 12:32 AM CDT
Southeastern Conference commissioner Mike Slive, left, ACC commissioner John Swofford and Big XII commissioner Dan Beebe talk to the media, Wednesday, April 30, 2008 during the BCS meetings.   (AP Photo/J. Pat Carter)
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(Newser) – Even a three-game playoff was too much for the BCS. Bowl Championship Series officials rejected a plan Wednesday to turn the much-criticized system for deciding a national champ into a playoff involving four teams, starting in the 2010 season. The BCS format will remain the same until at least the 2014 season.

"After a very thorough, very good discussion among the group, we have decided that because we feel at this time the BCS is in an unprecedented state of health, we feel it's never been healthier during its first decade, we have made a decision to move forward in the next cycle with the current format," Atlantic Coast Conference commissioner John Swofford said.