With the adoption of a college football playoff system, the weekly BCS rankings will be a thing of the past beginning in 2014, but that doesn't mean there won't be weekly rankings.
Notre Dame athletic director Jack Swarbrick said the selection committee in charge of picking the four teams to compete in the playoff will also compile a weekly ranking of the top 20 teams beginning at the midway point of each season.
"We didn't want the top four teams to just come out of the blue at the end of the season," Swarbrick said, according to the South Bend Tribune.
On the surface, the rankings appear to be very similar to the current BCS model. Currently, the BCS standings are released beginning in week eight of the college football system. The selection committee rankings would remove the computer aspect of the BCS, but still serve the same purpose of ordering the teams heading into postseason play.
How the rankings will be released each week is still unknown, but would it surprise anyone if ESPN or one of the other networks aired an hour-long special each week to maximize exposure and revenue?