Sources have indicated to Mark Schlabach of ESPN.com that a four-team playoff hosted at a neutral-site could be in effect for the 2014 season, according to a report.
Several conference commissioners and other powerful college football representatives are meeting in Florida this week to discuss the future of the BCS.
"I don't know how they could walk back at this point, but they might," the source told Schlabach. "I think because they're dealing in a world of compromise, I think there's a chance they could only tweak the current system and only deal with No. 1 versus No. 2. But I think they're too far out on a limb to turn back now."
There are several factors that still must be decided, but all signs indicate that a change is in the works. Conference commissioners are pushing for semifinal games to be played New Year's Day, with the final taking place a week later.