College football's new path to crowning a national champion should become a lot clearer in south Florida on Wednesday and Thursday.

The conference commissioners in charge of the Bowl Championship Series will meet for the fourth time this year, trying to sort out the future of the BCS. They are focusing on four options, though within in each plan there are myriad details to be worked.

A final decision isn't expected to come from these meetings, but BCS Executive Director Bill Hancock says he'd like the conference commissioners and Notre Dame's athletic director to come out of them with extensive plans for the leagues to chew on over the next month or so.

A playoff is the best bet, but more detailed plans also allow for more reasons to object.