Saturday, August 24, 2013

College football 101: Playoff talk, AP poll expansion

Each week, we'll take a look back at some of the most memorable games, moments and storylines in college football history. Here we go:

1989:  The College Football Association (CFA) floated the idea of a 16-team playoff plan to member schools, which voted it down by a 3-1 margin; the Associated Press poll expanded from 20 teams ranked each week to 25; Michigan debuted as preseason No. 1 in the AP poll, with Notre Dame No. 2. The teams were set to meet in Ann Arbor, Mich., on Sept. 16.

1993: Penn State officially began play as the 11th member of the Big Ten.

1975: After 41 years at Tulane Stadium, the Sugar Bowl was moved to the Loisiania Superdome.

- Mark Podolski | @mpodo


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