The BCS Commissioners and Notre Dame AD Jack Swarbrick came to a consensus in a key meeting Wednesday in Chicago that will move towards determining the future of major college football’s post season. According to sources, a four team playoff will replace the current system in 2014.
The two national semi-final games will be played in current BCS bowls (Rose, Fiesta, Orange and Sugar) on a rotating basis. The championship game will be offered to the highest bidding city. The next step is for the BCS presidential oversight committee to approve the changes. The group is set to meet on June 26 in Washington, D.C.
What was once a pipe dream one year ago is becoming a reality. Clearly more details are going to have be hashed out, but the fact that the powers came together and formed a consensus shows the inevitability of change. The amount of money that will be made from a college football playoff is going to be staggering. Having an open bidding process for a championship game will add to the coffers.
Once the decision is put in stone, it will be very interesting to see how the next round of conference realignment turns out. If you thought the shifts were crazy the past two years, wait until we see what’s going to happen on the horizon. Think Lord of the Flies.