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SEC backs 4-team playoff system

DESTIN, Fla. (AP) - College football's most dominant conference has its wish list for a playoff.

The Southeastern Conference took an official stance on a proposed four-team playoff Friday when school presidents and athletic directors voted unanimously to support having the four best teams play for the national title. The league doesn't want a playoff to include ties to conference champions.

It makes sense that the powerhouse league, which has won six consecutive Bowl Championship Series titles, would want a best-four format. That gives the SEC the greatest chance to get two teams into the tournament every year.

The league also voted to keep its current football scheduling format, known as 6-1-1. Teams will play six division teams annually, have one permanent crossover rival and one game that rotates among the other six teams.


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