Apparently it’s actually in consideration.
The conference commissioners and presidents who are in charge of the postseason bowl games met to discuss the current state of the BCS and possible changes they could make to appease the masses. Topics discussed Monday in San Francisco included, a mini-playoff system in conjunction with a new plus-one format.
The committee also discussed getting rid of the auto-qualification process. Currently there is 6 AQ conferences. Rumor has it that the new BCS model will set up a 4 team National Title playoff scheme over the course of two bowl games. The winner of the two bowls will advance to play in the National Championship; meaning a 5th BCS game will likely be added to the mix.
The executive director of the BCS, Bill Hancock, said not to be looking for a more expansive playoff plan anytime soon. “I do not hear a groundswell of support” (for major playoff system) Hancock said.
If the new format does get implemented, some conferences have the ability to see two of their schools in the hunt for the crystal ball. The current BCS contract expires in 2013 and may very well end up adding another bowl to the BCS games in 2014.
All this comes at a time of major conference realignment shifts and the possibility of the Big East losing their AQ status due to the lack of football schools left in the conference.
The committee will meet again on January 9th in New Orleans during the National Championship game and then again in April. Let’s see what they can come up with.
Sometimes, change is good.