Presidents hear college football playoff pitch



WASHINGTON (AP) — And here’s the playoff pitch.

The commissioners of the 11 major college football conferences and Notre Dame’s athletic director are meeting in the nation’s capital to present their proposal for a four-team playoff to a panel of 12 university presidents, headed by Virginia Tech President Charles W. Steger.

Approval from the BCS presidential oversight committee is the last hurdle to clear for a new postseason format, which would replace the Bowl Championship Series and go into effect in 2014.

Acting Big 12 Commissioner Chuck Neinas says commissioners will make about a 30-minute presentation, and then take questions from their bosses.

The presidents will then talk about the plan among themselves. Approval is expected.

The proposal calls for two semifinals played at existing bowl sites, with winners advancing to a title game.