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Current BCS Model: Dead & Dying

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Executive director of the Bowl Championship Series Bill Hancock told Sports Illustrated's Stewart Mandel Wednesday that following a second straight day of meetings, the BCS system we've had in place since 1998 (and in its current incarnation since 2006) is on death's door. The notion of keeping the status quo appears officially defeated, with but the logistics of narrowing things down to "2-3 models the goal by end of day tomorrow" to go.

The only lingering question now becomes which of the proposals will survive the cutting room floor. As mentioned throughout most of today, the so-called "four team event" seems to have the most universal support, but one can never put too much faith in the game's power brokers and their collective decision making aptitude.

One thing's for sure: RIP, BCS.