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CNN poll results show support for college football playoff system

With the BCS national championship game hours away, it's time to renew the eternal debate over whether college football should adopt a playoff system.

A CNN poll released today shows 59% of college football fans surveyed believe a playoff system should determine who plays for the national championship. The results are based on telephone interviews with 463 Americans who consider themselves college football fans. Only 36% were in favor of the current bowl format (5% had no opinion).

Unfortunately, the poll was conducted Dec. 16-20 -- the time of year when bitter fans who can't believe their team is playing in the New Orleans or Emerald Bowl are yelling for a playoff system. Polls such as this one should be conducted in August when everyone's still oblivious to how bad their team is.

What do you think? Should there be a playoff system to determine a college football national champion?

-- Austin Knoblauch

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