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Tampa made a strong push for the first championship game to be played at Raymond James Stadium, home of the NFL’s Buccaneers and the Outback Bowl. But Jones’ football palace was too much to overcome.

The new postseason system was named the College Football Playoff by the conference commissioners Tuesday, the first of three days of meetings at a resort hotel a few miles from the Rose Bowl.

Once the sites are locked in, the only major remaining issue to tackle for the commissioners will be the composition and structure of the selection committee.

That won’t be finalized at these meetings, but it’s on the agenda and they would like to leave California with a framework in place.

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