ATLANTA - A BCS playoff system of sorts appears to be on the way.
A bracket system not unlike that used for the NCAA Basketball Tournament - but on a much smaller scale - may be on the way for a true college football playoff system as soon as 2014.
The traditional power conference commissioners - the SEC, Big 12, Pac 12, Big 10, plus the athletic director of independent Notre Dame, have apparently agreed to rotate the national semifinals among the four current BCS bowl games - the Rose, Orange, Sugar and Fiesta bowls.
Let's say, for example, the upcoming preseason ranking -- #1, LSU; #2, USC; #3 Alabama and #4, Oregon - would become the four teams selected under this proposal. There is not a consensus on how the four teams would be selected, and the method still has to be approved by the BCS presidential oversight committee which meets in five days.