Congress has taken a step towards interfering in how colleges declare a national championship in football. From the Associated Press:
A House subcommittee has approved legislation aimed at forcing college football to switch to a playoff system to determine a national champion.
The bill would ban the promotion of a postseason NCAA Division I football game as a national championship unless that title contest is the result of a playoff.
The measure passed by a voice vote Wednesday by a House Energy and Commerce Committee subcommittee.
The sponsor, GOP Rep. Joe Barton of Texas, said the current Bowl Championship Series is unfair and won't change unless prompted by Congress.