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David Broughton is research director for SportsBusiness Journal.

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Survey Finds College Football Playoff Creates More Interesting Postseason

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 08 / 28 / 14

One-fifth of the respondents in a recent nationwide survey conducted by Civic Science on behalf of SportsBusiness Daily/Journal said college football’s new playoff system makes the postseason more interesting. Pittsburgh-based Civic Science operates real-time, in-market reader surveys for more...

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Tags: College Football Preview

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