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.