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Big 12 commish: Consider a plus-one

Big 12 interim commissioner Chuck Neinas says the idea of allowing the four top teams at the end of the bowls to meet, also known as a plus-one playoff model, should be considered.

"The plus-one model has received consideration before," Neinas told ESPN's Joe Schad. "As a result of this year, I feel that consideration should become more serious as we move forward."

Oklahoma State was left out of the national title game after finishing No. 3 in the BCS standings, and if Alabama beats LSU in the Allstate BCS National Championship Game, there will be at least three one-loss teams left at the end of the bowl.

The one-loss Cowboys are taking on one-loss Stanford in the Fiesta Bowl on Jan. 2, a week before LSU and Alabama play a rematch of their game last month, which LSU won 9-6 in Tuscaloosa.

Activism after having a vote like this weekend's go the other way is no surprise, but it could be interesting to see how far this gets. The Big 12 previously opposed a plus-one plan, but Neinas is only a temporary solution for the league.

We'll see if the Oklahoma State title game freeze out makes this stance a permanent one.