BCS Commissioners have come to a decision on how they want to go ahead with a college football play-off, the Associated Press has reported today.

ESPN said: “The commissioners who have been working on reshaping college football’s postseason to create the first major college playoff met for four hours and emerged together with a commitment to stand behind a plan. Though they were stingy with providing details of that plan.”

The news service added that Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott had remarked that the two national semi-finals would be worked into the bowl system, although nothing is solid.

SI college football reporter Stewart Mandel tweeted: “Commissioners prefer selection committee that picks “best four,” emphasizes but not requires conference champions.”

Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany told reporters in Chicago: “We’re very unified. There are issues that have yet to be finalized. There’s always devil in the detail, from the model to the selection process, but clearly we’ve made a lot of progress.”

ESPN also reported that a selection committee would work out College Football’s ‘Final Four’, with strength of schedule and conference victory given special consideration.

BOTTOM LINE: The money-spinner will continue for the conferences and the bowl system, but we’re crossing fingers that strength of non-conference schedule will be become extremely important, forcing big games to be played against big teams, so fans can get their money’s worth out of their season tickets. And as for the Conference Champions thing? We’ll see if that emphasis turns into fact. We don’t think so – particularly if two SEC teams are in the top two.

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