In the second year the NCAA is banning academically underperforming teams from postseason play, the number of ineligible teams has doubled -- even before the association puts newly raised academic standards fully in place.
A college football playoff looks more likely than ever. As details develop, exactly what that will mean -- for athletes, sports finances, universities and their presidents, and the NCAA -- remains to be seen.
It's been a wild year for the NCAA. At this week's national convention, Division I will be forced to modify or eliminate some of its reform initiatives, while Divisions II and III will look to ease recruiting regulations.