Lots of interesting stories out there today on the latest college football playoff news, with conference commissioners meeting in Chicago to make a recommendation to send along to college presidents next week.
Among those stories is this from Brett McMurphy at CBSSports.com reporting that the Pac-12 decided to go along with a seeded four-team model with a selection committee as long as there was an emphasis on conference champions (it’s not detailed how that emphasis would work, but obviously the hope there is increase the chances of Pac-12 participation).
The commissioners released a joint statement that read:
“We are excited to be on the threshold of creating a new post-season structure for college football that builds on the great popularity of our sport. We take our responsibility to our universities, our presidents, and to student-athletes seriously and we’re determined to make this great sport even more popular.
“At our meeting with the Presidential Oversight Committee next week, we will present our views so the presidents can make their decisions. On many issues we have achieved widespread consensus; on some issues, important and valuable alternatives have been suggested.
“We have developed a consensus behind a four-team, seeded playoff, while recognizing that the presidents will certainly present their views, including a discussion of a Plus-One. We also discussed various selection methods and look forward to having these discussions with the presidents.
“We are getting very close and we look forward to next week’s meeting. We have already had extensive discussions with our presidents and it remains important to note that all final decisions will be made by the presidents, either at next week’s meeting or at whatever date is appropriate.”
A lot of the details here remain a little vague but definitely sounds like another day closer to the end of the BCS as we know it..
IN OTHER NEWS. …
— Mason Kelley reports on Myles Jack’s decision to pick UCLA over UW and notes the hard sell Jack got from Bellevue teammate and Husky commit Sean Constantine to stay home.
— Here’s a listing of UW as 200-1 to win the national title and 12-1 to win the Pac-12.
— Shaq Green-Thompson walked twice and struck out three times in his first game with the Gulf Coast Red Sox (boxscore here).
— ESPN.com’s Kevin Gemmell looks at today’s APR news.
— Gemmell also picks UW’s game at LSU as the one not to miss in the Pac-12 in week two.