COLUMBIA - SEPTEMBER 11: Head coach Mark Richt of the Georgia Bulldogs speaks with quarterback Aaron Murray #11 during the game against the South Carolina Gamecocks at Williams-Brice Stadium on September 11 2010 in Columbia South Carolina. The Gamecocks beat the Bulldogs 17-6. (Photo by Mike Zarrilli/Getty Images)
A consensus has been reached on a four-team playoff system that will determine college football's champion.
Finally, college football fans look like they'll find what they're looking for -- a playoff system. Per Sports Illustrated's Stewart Mandel, a consensus has been reached on a four-team playoff system that will determine the national champion.
Breaking: Jack Swarbrick: "We have reached a consensus on a 4-team playoff."— Stewart Mandel (@slmandel) June 20, 2012
The news is massive, and details should be forthcoming in the coming days. Currently, nothing is known except for the fact that it looks like we'll have a four-team playoff. Presidents, though, will have the opportunity to still discuss alternative options, which could include a plus-one system.
While nothing is set in stone, it certainly looks like Wednesday's meetings were a major step in finalizing a playoff system in a sport that desperately needs it.