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College Football Playoffs: Consensus Reached On A Four-Team System

A consensus has been reached by conference commissioners on a four-team playoff system.

ARLINGTON, TX - JANUARY 06:  Collin Klein #7 of the Kansas State Wildcats huddles the offense against the Arkansas Razorbacks during the Cotton Bowl at Cowboys Stadium on January 6, 2012 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, TX - JANUARY 06: Collin Klein #7 of the Kansas State Wildcats huddles the offense against the Arkansas Razorbacks during the Cotton Bowl at Cowboys Stadium on January 6, 2012 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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Conference commissioners have reached a consensus on a four-team playoff system that will determine college football's champion, according to Sports Illustrated Stewart Mandel.

Details regarding the system are unknown, but it looks all but certain that the playoff system will be a four-team one, and not a plus-one system. Per Mandel again, the conference commissioners will present the four-team system to presidents next week, and the presidents will still have an opportunity to discuss a plus-one system.

Mandel's sources also state that the commissioners prefer a selection committee, akin to college basketball's, that will determine the "best four" teams to participate in the playoff system.

As aforementioned, concrete details regarding the system are unknown, and they likely still need to be ironed out over the next week. Regardless, this is a major step forward for college football, and details will be forthcoming over the coming weeks.

Kansas Jayhawks fans can discuss the news over at Rock Chalk Talk, while Kansas State Fans can head over to Bring On The Cats.