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Plus One Playoffs: 4 Darkhorse Candidates Capable of Getting in Next Season
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Following the national championship game in New Orleans, conference officials met to discuss the future of the BCS and what changes can be expected when its contract with ESPN expires in 2014.

Upwards of 60 different options will be discussed but the prevailing favorite appears to a plus-one system or essentially a college football “Final Four” where the No. 1 and 4 teams and the No. 2 and 3 teams would face off, with the winners battling for a national championship.

That would mean that two more teams would be in the running for the Coaches’ Trophy. As it stands right now in-the-way-too-early predictions for 2012, LSU, USC, Oregon and Alabama are the prevailing favorites. Here are five more teams capable of getting a national title if we had a plus-one for 2012.

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