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Bye-Bye, BCS: College Football to Get 4-Team Playoff

Switch will begin in 2014
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 26, 2012 6:05 PM CDT
Bye-Bye, BCS: College Football to Get 4-Team Playoff
The BCS Championship Trophy.   (AP Photo/Rob Carr, File)

(Newser) – It wasn't just a dream for BCS haters: College football today formally decided to ditch the much-reviled system of picking a champion and switch to a four-team playoff, reports ESPN. The move takes effect in 2014. Though some details remain to be worked out, the AP says a committee will pick four teams to play in two semifinal games, and the winners will play for the championship. (Read more BCS championship stories.)

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