On Thursday, the Ivy League announced they would be joining the over 31 basketball conference by adding on a conference tournament to determine their automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament in 2017. Now, it looks like the Ivy League champion could be looking at opening the door to the playoffs in football.
According to College Football Talk, the Ivy League, whose champion has always just had the bragging rights of just being champion and not having the opportunity to play for a national championship, could be looking to do just that in FCS.
NBC Sports’ Kevin McGuire talked about how the Ivy League prohibited its football teams from competing in the postseason in 1945. Now that basketball will actually crown a champion through a tournament, McGuire says fans can hold out hope for football teams being rewarded for their successes throughout the regular season.
Looking at how many teams have finished the regular season undefeated but don’t have a chance to compete in the playoffs, it would probably be the best move for the League to bring this on.
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