BCS changes moving forward with selection committee possibility
Hollywood, FL, United States (AHN Sports) – Commissioners of the 11 Football Bowl Subdivisions conferences appear to be on a course that will eliminate the BCS from college football.
Among the proposals under consideration is one where a selection committee would choose the teams for a four-team playoff. The football committee would mirror the one used to choose the at-large teams and seed the 68-team field for the NCAA men’s basketball tournament.
The FBS conference commissioners, Notre Dame athletic director Jack Swarbrick, network TV executives and other college football officials are expected to meet again Thursday.
The proposals will be taken back by the commissioners to university presidents, athletic directors and coaches.
A final decision about changing the format in how college football determines its national champion is expected to come by the end of the summer. Any changes made would take place for the 2014 season.
Currently the BCS standings choose the top two teams and they play for the BCS National Championship and for the coaches poll title.
The most recent BCS title game between LSU and Alabama intensified the calls for a different system. The Crimson Tide did not with the SEC West division or the SEC title but got a rematch with the Tigers anyway and won the title with a 21-0 victory.