ATHENS, Ga. (AP) -- NCAA president Myles Brand says he will take
University of Georgia president Michael Adams' proposal for a football playoff system to Division I board of directors next week.
Adams has suggested an eight-team playoff to determine the NCAA's national football champion. Adams, chairman of the NCAA executive committee, has opposed a playoff for 20 years but said yesterday that the current BCS system is "undercutting the sportsmanship and integrity of the game." He said it has nothing to do with Georgia finished at Number Two in the final AP poll -- just behind LSU.
Adams wants the NCAA to seed eight teams in four New Year's Day
bowls -- the Fiesta, the Orange, Rose and Sugar bowls. The winners
would play semifinals at least one week later, with the championship game the following week.
In a statement posted on the NCAA Web site Tuesday afternoon,
Brand said he would take Adams' request to the Division I board of
directors Monday at the NCAA convention in Nashville. Brand said the structure of postseason football for the Football Bowl Subdivision rests with the presidents.
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