Q. When does this start?
A. With the 2014 season. The first championship Monday is set for Jan. 12, 2015.
Q. Where will the title game be played?
A. The site of the title game will move around the way the Super Bowl does, with cities bidding for the right to host.
Q. How will the teams de decided?
A. The teams will be selected by a committee, similar to the way the NCAA basketball tournament field is set. Among the factors the committee will consider is won-loss record, strength of schedule, head-to-head results and whether a team is a conference champion.
Q. What's next?
A. Details, details. Who will be on the committee? What new bowls will be involved in the semifinal rotation? What will the system be called? How will the revenue be split? (This reportedly has been agreed to but has not been made public.) The NCAA Board of Directors also will need to pass legislation to allow an extra game for the championship game participants.
Q. How long will this system last?
A. While tweaks are inevitable, the commissioners want to lock in this format for 12 years with a television partner. The new format will be presented to potential TV partners in the fall, starting with ESPN.
Q. Who are the losers in this so far?
A. Start with the Big East, which no longer has automatic qualifier status because the "AQ" no longer exists. The Mountain West Conference also lost the access that it had to the BCS.
- Staff and wire reports