Some really interesting news from the BCS meetings in Florida, as it appears the current system for the college football postseason is dead. Stuart Mandel from SI.com tweeted remarks from BCS Executive Director Bill Hancock:
Bill Hancock on BCS scenarios: "I can officially say that the status quo is off the table."— Stewart Mandel (@slmandel) April 25, 2012
Hancock says the goal is to be narrowed down to 2-3 models by end of day tomorrow.
— Stewart Mandel (@slmandel) April 25, 2012
Commissioners will take tomorrow's two to three "finalists" back to their conference meetings in late spring. Presidents get final say.— Stewart Mandel (@slmandel) April 25, 2012
CBS' Brett McMurphy had the further news that commissioners spent four hours today discussing how to pick teams for a playoff, so, yeah, the current system will change in 2014.
This isn't exactly shocking: it had become clear that the current system, featuring just one national championship game for all the proverbial Tostitos and no luck for teams ranked No. 3 or worse, was on its way out. But this is confirmation on that front.
For more on the BCS meetings and the march toward a college football playoff, stay tuned right here.