Stanford AD: Plus-one model is 'inevitable'
College football fans clamoring for Oklahoma State to get a shot at unbeaten LSU won't get their wish this season, but those hoping for change in the current system are likely to be happy in time.
Stanford's Bob Bowlsby, who was on a panel of athletic directors at the Intercollegiate Athletics Forum on Wednesday, said the plus-one model in college football is "inevitable." Essentially, an additional game would be added to the college football postseason, as a four-team format would be put in place to match up the top four squads in the nation.
There remains general opposition within university administrations for a large-scale playoff in FBS.
Washington's Scott Woodward says he supports the plus-one model as well and believes it will "eventually" happen. Kansas State's John Currie, UCLA's Dan Guerrero and Syracuse's Daryl Gross were also in attendance.
NCAA president Mark Emmert noted that he believes changes will occur in the BCS automatic qualifier rules due to the conference realignment that has taken place across the country and that the plus-one model is "entirely possible."
For players on Oklahoma State, Stanford and Boise State, however, these statements will likely ring hollow.
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