BCS Commissioners Reach Consensus On Four-Team College Football Playoff, According To Report

LINCOLN, NE - JUNE 11: Big Ten Conference Commissioner James Delany, flanked by University of Nebraska Athletic Director Tom Osbourne(R), inform members of the media that the university has accepted an invitation to join the Big Ten Conference June 11, 2010 in Lincoln, Nebraska. The university will begin integration immediately and start athletic competition as soon as 2011. (Photo by Eric Francis/Getty Images)

The BCS conference commissioners announced on June 20 that college football will have a four-team playoff.

BCS conference commissioners on Wednesday reportedly had reached a consensus on a four-team playoff for college football during a meeting in Chicago. (via Brett McMurphy's Twitter).

Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany said that there is an understanding that university presidents will discuss the four-team model and the plus one playoff model. There was no confirmation from the commissioners, specifically from the SEC's Mike Slive, if they were in favor of seeding based on conference champions or the four highest ranked teams. However, Delany did say that he thinks the presidents will be able to make a decision on the playoff format because "they're smarter than we are."

The presidents will meet in Washington on June 26 and decide on which of the the variations of the four-team playoff model to put into place. One aspect of the selection process for the playoff on which there has been no decision is a selection committee.

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