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There seems to be growing support for a plus-one entering into this round of BCS negotiations.

On Wednesday at the forum, which is sponsored by IMG and hosted by SportsBusiness Journal/Daily, Stanford athletic director Bob Bowlsby said the plus-one model was “inevitable” and Washington’s Scott Woodward said he supported it and believed it would “eventually” happen.

Swofford said he thought college football’s leaders were more open to changes in the BCS than ever before, and he still supports a plus-one.

“Two more teams would have the opportunity to play for the national championship,” he said. “It wouldn’t eliminate the controversy. It’s a mini-playoff which concerns people, because that can be a slippery slope if you look at the history of the NCAA and its playoffs. They start with one number and they very quickly grow to larger numbers, and that bothers people.

“I think there could be more support for it if there were a way to assure some people that it would be contained as a plus-one.”

Count Delany and Swarbrick among those who fear that slippery slope.

“That’s what happened in I-AA (football). It’s what happened in the (NCAA) basketball tournament. It’s what would inevitably happen here,” Delany said. “I don’t necessarily think the slippery slope is theoretical. I think the slippery slope is practical.”

Notre Dame, a football independent, also has a vote in the BCS negotiations.

Swarbrick said he’s “not a fan of the plus-one.”

“I think there is momentum for change,” he said. “I’m probably a little less certain than Bob (Bowlsby) of the form of the change.”