The so-called "plus one" is coming. At least that's what you hear over and over in conversations with people inside college football.
"I think it's inevitable at this point," Stanford athletic director Bob Bowlsby told Sports Illustrated.
That was echoed in speaking on and off the record with more than a dozen conference commissioners, athletic directors and television executives this week. Some say it directly. Others just come to the conclusion because, well, it makes too much sense. Best anyone can tell, there aren't more than a few opponents: Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany, BCS executive director Bill Hancock, Notre Dame athletic director Jack Swarbrick and some (but not all) bowl executives.
"There is a strong sense that it's time to push back," said one Big 12 athletic director. "This should've been done long ago."
This is potentially great news for college football – players, coaches and fans – which has needed something better than the current BCS, whose only positive is thatRead More »from Support grows for football Final Four