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What a four-team playoff could look like

Updated: April 27, 2012, 1:16 PM ET
By Travis Haney

Progress.

That's all college football playoff proponents were hopeful for when this week's BCS meetings began in South Florida. And that's what they got. With the commissioners' support, the sport has never been closer to a playoff.

Details such as dates and locations have to be determined. The school presidents still have to sign off on the plan. But, by 2014, we'll likely be preparing for a college football Final Four in mid-December. Doesn't sound too bad, does it?

Let's examine some of the elements of that initial four-team bracket, what thematically might come to pass in 2014.

The SEC will continue to dominate
No stunner here, but the SEC figures to benefit from the new system -- at least presuming its current cycle of success is sustained.

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