The name of the four-team playoff will be the College Football Playoff, according to ESPN’s Brett McMurphy. The 2014 season marks the first campaign with a playoff, and college football’s champion will be crowned at Cowboys Stadium on Jan. 12, 2015. Tampa, Fla., was the only other city that bid for the game.
In addition to the final, the playoff itself means that a new rotation of stadiums will be put in place for the semifinal. That means some bowl games will now be part of the playoff system. The six bowls to be a part of the playoff are the Rose Bowl, the Sugar Bowl, the Orange Bowl, the Cotton Bowl, the Fiesta Bowl and the Chick-fil-A Bowl.
The official vote and announcement will be made on Wednesday at the Langham Hotel in Pasadena, Calif., the site of the Rose Bowl stadium. However, the creative name for the playoff was announced on Tuesday.
“We decided to call the playoff what it is — the College Football Playoff,” said BCS executive director Bill Hancock. “We think the new playoff will be the most dynamic improvement to college football in a generation. Certainly, it’s what the fans want. We also invite everyone to vote online to select the logo and help us kick off the new College Football Playoff.”
While the playoff rotation will remain in place through at least 2026, bids for the 2016 and 2017 championship games will be placed over the summer.
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It doesn’t matter if you can juggle. No, peanut vendor, you are not allowed to look cool.
Sounds more like reality TV. Either way, we would most definitely watch.
There's got to be a sitcom to be built around Bartolo Colon vs. Alfredo Aceves in freezing April rain. The Discovery Channel, maybe—
Peter Gammons (@pgammo) April 24, 2013
Bet he can’t do that again.