FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2017, file photo, Clemson fans celebrate in Clemson, S.C,, after a touchdown as they watch the broadcast of the NCAA college football playoff championship game between Clemson and Alabama. Hard-core college football fans across the country undoubtedly will be tuned in for the College Football Playoff. But what about casual fans outside SEC, ACC and Big 12 country? With the Pac-12 and Big Ten not represented in the four-team playoff, a TV sports viewership analyst said interest could be tempered on the West Coast, upper Midwest and Northeast.
FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2017, file photo, Clemson fans celebrate in Clemson, S.C,, after a touchdown as they watch the broadcast of the NCAA college football playoff championship game between Clemson and Alabama. Hard-core college football fans across the country undoubtedly will be tuned in for the College Football Playoff. But what about casual fans outside SEC, ACC and Big 12 country? With the Pac-12 and Big Ten not represented in the four-team playoff, a TV sports viewership analyst said interest could be tempered on the West Coast, upper Midwest and Northeast. Rainier Ehrhardt, File AP Photo
FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2017, file photo, Clemson fans celebrate in Clemson, S.C,, after a touchdown as they watch the broadcast of the NCAA college football playoff championship game between Clemson and Alabama. Hard-core college football fans across the country undoubtedly will be tuned in for the College Football Playoff. But what about casual fans outside SEC, ACC and Big 12 country? With the Pac-12 and Big Ten not represented in the four-team playoff, a TV sports viewership analyst said interest could be tempered on the West Coast, upper Midwest and Northeast. Rainier Ehrhardt, File AP Photo

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