The BCS as we know it is going away



NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Bowl Championship Series as college football fans have come to know it is going away.

Over the next six months, the people who oversee the much-maligned postseason system will talk about how to deconstruct the system for crowning a national champion. In the tumultuous 14-year history of the BCS, never has there been more of an appetite for change among college football’s leaders.

What the changes will be is hard to say because nearly everything seems to be up for discussion, from eliminating automatic bids to top-tier bowl games to creating a four-team playoff — an idea that’s known as the plus-one model.

Everything but a full-scale playoff. Still, there is likely to be a BCS extreme makeover in the 2014 season.