Delany OK with no AQ, as long as Big Ten has Rose

Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany says he would be fine with the elimination of automatic bids to the Bowl Championship Series as long as his league gets to play in the Rose Bowl.

Delany was taking part in IMG's Intercollegiate Athletics Forum on Wednesday along with Atlantic Coast Conference Commissioner John Swofford, Conference USA Commissioner Britton Banowsky and Mountain West Conference Commissioner Craig Thompson.

The commissioners and presidents who control the BCS are in the early stages of determining the future of major college football's controversial postseason system.

Among the many possible changes is eliminating automatic bids to the highest-paying bowl games and having the BCS set only the matchup for the No. 1 vs. No. 2 national championship game.

Banowsky says automatic-bid status has become divisive.