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August 24, 2014 3:22 PM

College Football Playoff finally arrives

AUBURN, Ala. -- College football is on the eve of a new era. Sixteen years of the Bowl Championship Series is now giving way to the College Football Playoff. No longer will the two teams playing in the national title game be decided by a mathematical formula. Instead, a 13-member selection committee will choose who they deem as the four best teams in the FBS and place them in a bracket, slotting the one-seed against the four-seed and the No. 2 team versus No. 3.

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Mike Niziolek joins the Ledger-Enquirer after spending the past three years with MLive.com. The past year he covered Eastern Michigan University athletics, including football and recruiting. He also filled in as a backup writer for the Detroit Tigers, Detroit Red Wings and University of Michigan. Mike is a 2004 graduate of Michigan State.

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