- BCS With Adjustments – Maintains the current system but eliminates automatic qualification, eliminates limit on number of teams from each conference and play games closer to January 1. This option would also create a format that would “accommodate different conference champions participating in different bowl games.”
- Original “Plus One” – After the completion of the bowl games, the committee would select two teams to play in the National Championship Game.
- Four-team Event – This format would have seeded semifinals and a championship game with four options:
1) All three games played in bowls.
2) All three games played at neutral sites through a bid process. Games would not be branded as bowl games.
3) Semifinal games played in bowls and the championship game site would be determined through a bid process. The championship game would not be branded as a bowl game.
4) Semifinal games played at campus sites (presumably hosted by higher seeded team). Championship game site would be determined through a bid process.
- Four Team Plus - the four highest-ranked teams at the end of the regular season would meet in semifinals unless the Big Ten or Pac-12 champion, or both, were among the top four. Those leagues’ teams still would meet in the Rose, and the next highest-ranked team or teams would slide into the semis. The national championship finalists would be selected after those three games.
I think the first, second and fourth are not what people are looking for. Anything that includes the final two teams being selected is more of the status quo.
Personally, I like Four-Team Event 1, 2, and 3, but I'd be fine with 4 as well. I would however not seed the teams, and just have de facto eastern and western regional finals at two of the current BCS bowls, so it's easier for fans to get to semis and then to the finals a couple saturdays later. I think seeding the teams would be like re-seeding the Final Four in basketball. Those are the four best teams, the best one will should be able to beat any two of the other three.
Secondarily, the are proposing larger 10/12 or 20 team bowl systems. Basically, this would expand the BCS. A committee would pick the 6-16 teams for 3-8 other bowls (outside the semis), trying to make "attractive" match-ups both competitively and geographically.
I kind of like it, seeing as teams like Boise St would have a chance against top ten teams from other conferences. But it would be strange to not know what bowl your conference has. But it's not that big a deal.
Edited by Infield Infidel, 06 April 2012 - 03:27 AM.