College Football Playoff
There are no changes in the makeup or format of the league. But the logo is new, and the Big 12 is determined to get a team in the new College Football Playoff system.
The 13-member panel given the task of picking the schools for the new four-team college football playoff will release weekly rankings beginning on October 28.
Dr. Pepper will be the presenting sponsor of the trophy awarded to the winner of the new College Football Playoff championship to be played on Jan. 12, 2015.
Texas athletic director DeLoss Dodds believes the new College Football Playoff could use one more round.
Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly says “all eyes are on” Cowboys Stadium after the $1.2 billion showplace was announced as the first venue for the national championship game in the new playoff format.
The BCS conference commissioners announced Wednesday that Arlington, Texas, edged Tampa, Fla., in the bidding to be the site of the first title game in the new playoff system.
The first championship game in the College Football Playoff will be held at Cowboys Stadium. A person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press that Arlington won in the bidding.
The favorite to host the first championship game under the new format is Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas — home to not only an NFL team but also the Cotton Bowl.