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FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2012, file photo, Alabama running back Trent Richardson holds up the championship trophy after winning the BCS National Championship NCAA college football game against LSU, in New Orleans. College football may finally get a playoff system of sorts, if the rumblings out of the Big Ten this week are any indication of the current thought process. The conference that helped spike the idea of teams actually earning their spots in the national title game when it was proposed four years ago, seems to be warming up to it now. (AP Photo/Dave Martin, File)

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