College football 101: Playoff talk, AP poll expansion
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