Poll: Americans Favor College Football Playoff System

HAMDEN, Conn. — A new national poll shows a majority of college football fans want to scrap the current Bowl Championship Series and replace it with a playoff system that's similar to college basketball.

The Quinnipiac University survey, released Tuesday, shows 63 percent favor getting rid of the current system, while 26 percent want to keep it.

While more fans may favor a playoff system, they don't necessarily want Congress to get involved. The poll shows 48 percent believe it is a bad idea if federal lawmakers force college football to have a playoff system; 45 percent say it's a good idea.

The survey of 1,849 adults, who consider themselves to be very interested or somewhat interested in college football, was conducted Dec. 15-20. It has a 2.3 percent margin of error.

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