(WSCR) It’s a debate that has gone nowhere for years: should college football use a playoff system or the bowl system?
Until recently, it appeared a foregone conclusion that the BCS system would remain king. That is, until a Chicago Tribune report from Teddy Greenstein that said the Big Ten would be open to creating a four-team playoff system.READ MORE: IDES Kept Offices Closed While Many Struggled To Get Their Unemployment Benefits: What Really Happened
Greenstein joined The McNeil and Spiegel Show to discuss the possibility.
“It is kind of incredible,” Greenstein said. “Jim Delany, for a long time, has been viewed as the axis of obstruction as Sports Illustrated’s Austin Murphy put it. This is a new time for the Big Ten. Everyone one who loves college football hates the fact that once Dec. 4 and 5 rolls around, for the next week, everybody talks about how much they hate the system and how sick and tired they are of it this way.”READ MORE: Timothy Wynn, 18, Charged In South Shore Home Invasion And Murder
LISTEN: Teddy Greenstein on The McNeil and Spiegel Show
According to Greenstein’s report, the Big Ten’s idea involves removing the top four teams from the BCS standings and having them play a semifinals game with the highest seed earning home-field advantage. The winner of each game would then meet for the National Championship game in a neutral location.MORE NEWS: Coworkers Rally Around River North Bouncer Who Was Shot After He Refused To Let Man Into Clutch Bar
“The Big Ten is looking at it this way: If a playoff doesn’t come out of this next round of negotiations, don’t blame them,” Greenstein said. “They’ve got an idea. Their idea is one that will protect Big Ten teams if they ever become a No. 1 or 2 seed, so they’d actually be able to host games.”