On Wednesday, the BCS commissioners and Notre Dame's athletic director apparently made progress on formulating college football's future postseason model, but emphasized the final decisions will come from school presidents who will consider multiple options.
The meeting at an O'Hare Airport hotel produced no definitive conclusions on playoff structure, access and location of games, although a four-team model continues to receive the most attention. The commissioners will report to their presidents before meeting again June 19-20 in Chicago. The BCS presidential oversight committee meets June 26 in Washington.
Rather than present one unified recommendation to the presidents on June 26, the commissioners likely will outline the options they've discussed and the evolution of the negotiations.
The BCS television negotiations are viewed as the ultimate deadline for a proposal, and those discussions don't take place until the fall. The Rose Bowl's negotiations likely will take place in mid-to-late summer.