College football fans, you’re about to get your very own Final Four.
The sport went one step further in transitioning to a partial playoff structure Wednesday, giving legions of fans and analysts what they’ve been screaming for as long as there has been a BCS (14 years). All 11 BCS commissioners, along with Notre Dame athletic directorJack Swarbrick, publicly endorsed a model for a four-team, seeded playoff to determine a national champion.
“I think there’s going to be a lot of pluses to this,” ACCcommissioner John Swofford told reporters after Wednesday's announcement in Chicago. “You’ve got the financial aspects of it, the transparency aspect of it. I think it will be better understood, by the public. I think it will be, if it comes to fruition, a definite step forward for college football.”