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June 7, 2007 at 3:13 PM

Pac-10 takes stand against playoff system

Bad news for any of you hoping the Pac-10 might be at the forefront of changing college football’s post-season format.
When the Pac-10 Conference Presidents and Chancellors and Council recently met for its annual summer meetings, among its actions was to “reaffirm strong opposition to any form of a football playoff.”
Left unsaid in the release sent out by the conference on the meetings is why it opposes any move toward a playoff other than simply supporting the status quo.
Here’s exactly how that section of the release reads:
“The Presidents and Chancellors reaffirmed their strong opposition to any form of football playoff for the Football Bowl Subdivision, including any so-called ‘Plus One’ structure, noting support for the current Bowl Championship Series structure for college football’s postseason, along with the other bowls which provide postseason opportunities for many teams and student-athletes.”
Not that taking such a stand seems to matter much right now as nothing would change until all the current TV contracts run out in 2010.
Per the release, the Pac-10 also supported the proposed new NCAA governance structure for Division I schools, which provides for smaller, more issue-oriented cabinets and a Leadership Council charged with more effectively advising the NCAA Board of Directors.
The Presidents and Chancellors also supported new NCAA legislation adopted in April to enhance student-athlete academic performance in the sport of baseball, and urged the NCAA Board of Directors to oppose any attempt to change its priorities in the area of academic performance.
And the conference also selected USC’s Galen Center as the site for the 2009 and 2010 Pac-10 Women’s Basketball Tournament, which will make Los Angeles the site for both the men’s and women’s tournaments in those years. The women’s event will be conducted at San Jose’s HP Pavilion in 2008.

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