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Pac-12 Commish Larry Scott Wants Less Bowls, New Playoff System

On Wednesday, the BCS conference commissioners gathered to discuss potential playoff possibilities and figure out how to improve the way college football determines its post-season and champion.

Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott was there, calling talks "robust" and "open."

Scott spoke with Pete Thamel of the NY Times on Saturday to expand on his thoughts for a new playoff system. In usual Larry Scott fashion, he wants to blow up the entire system and apply what works in other sports to college football (A novel concept, I know!).

Scott told the NY Times he wants bowl eligibility to rise from the current 6-6 standard. He'd also like to see fewer bowl games, stating "We need to get away from the societal trend of everyone getting a trophy."

Scott also said college football needs more than a plus-one to satisfy critics who deride the BCS as a joke. He seems to favor a four-team playoff with semifinal games played on the home field of the higher-seeded team and a National Championship on a neutral field.

Scott said he wants to turn the bowl model on its head and improve it. The things he's outlined above are a great first step in that direction. Evening the playing field for all conferences might be the next step.