Obviously, this is just my opinion, but I believe this is how it'll be in a few years. Especially after this years debacle. 4 Super Conference made up of 16 teams, 8 teams per division. So, hypothetically, it would work like this: Winner of the SEC W plays winner of SEC E. Winner of Pac 16 N plays winner of Pac 16 South. And so on... We still have a conference championship games that matter, and actually are even more important. So now we have 4 conference champions. Now we'll talk about At-Large bids to teams with certain qualifications. (Certain number of wins, certain conference rank, etc.) We could even still use the BCS rankings to decide teams that should get an At-Large bid. There are many different ways to find them. Regardless, there ends up being 4 At-Large teams. These 4 At-Large teams play one of the conference champions. The winner of that game advances, and plays the winner of the another conference champion vs At Large game. Now you are in the Semi-Finals of the bracket. 4 Teams all winning on the field and not decided by humans/computers. Now there are just two teams left that have advanced through the playoff system. This is your national championship game. The winner is obviously the national champion. You can still have bowl games, too. They just won't take place until the week of Jan 1st. One giant bowl week leading up to the national championship. We get around this by moving the conference championship game up one week to the end of November instead of the first week of December. I think this could work better than the current system for everyone involved.