NCAA President Mark Emmert See 'Momentum' Toward An Eight-Team Playoff

College football is moving toward some sort of playoff come the 2014 and it is likely to be very small and include only four teams. That is fine, because a four-team playoff is better than what the current system provides for a national championship. The BCS meetings that took place in Dallas last week provided more questions than answers, mainly surrounding logistics.

A four-team model is my prediction of what will happen in 2014, however NCAA president Mark Emmert is predicting that an eight-team playoff is gaining support:

"The momentum seems to be -- and I'm just reading the tea leaves, pretty much like you -- the momentum seems to be toward an eight-team playoff," he said.

"We'll have to see how it works. I don't know whether it will really occur or not. I think there's a reasonable possibility it could."

With an eight-team model it could allow for automatic bids to the lower hanging BCS leagues such as the Big East and the ACC who have not had too many teams ranked in the top four recently. However, that is a topic for another day, which I assure all it is coming now that basketball is officially over.

One thing to remember about the NCAA in regards to FBS football: They have zero control over what happens. Even in saying that, it is refreshing to see the president of the NCAA come is saying that there is support over an eight-team playoff.

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