70% of student-athletes support current postseason system over 16-team playoff

Initial support for undefined "playoff" vanishes if bowl system is found to be at risk

Updated: August 17, 2010, 3:59 PM ET
Bowl Championship Series -- Aug. 13, 2010

A new poll of 135 college football players released this week by ESPN The Magazine showed that support for an undefined "playoff" vanishes instantly if the current bowl system were a casualty of a new postseason format. When players were asked to choose between the current system of the BCS and the bowls or a 16-team playoff format based on Football Championship Series (FCS) postseason, players by more than two to one chose the current system.

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