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Major conferences face numbers crunch in college football playoff
Major conferences face numbers crunch in college football playoff

Something to ponder over a holiday travel weekend as college football's four-team playoff prepares for takeoff: the flight is overbooked. Do the math: Five power conferences are essentially battling for four spots, meaning at least one highly compensated league commissioner isn't going to be happy in December. The season could come down to a squeeze play. Defending national champion Florida State, an overwhelming preseason bet to earn one of the four spots, hails from the Atlantic Coast, weakest of the five power conferences. The Southeastern Conference champion, undoubtedly, will get a spot, too. And there are scenarios where the SEC could be positioned for two. When could...

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