You've got to start somewhere in shaping a new postseason model. Using this humble correspondent's preseason top 25 posted Monday as a template, here are a few possibilties. All of them are among the 50 or so discussed last month in New Orleans.
A seeded Plus One on campus (The Delany Model. Top-four rated teams meet in national semifinals):
No. 4 Oregon at No. 1 LSU and No. 3 Oklahoma at No. 2 USC.
Winners meet this season in the Orange Bowl based on the BCS rotation.
A Plus One in the bowls Oregon vs. LSU in the Cotton Bowl. Oklahoma vs. USC in the Sugar Bowl. Winners meet in the Orange Bowl.
An unseeded Plus One (Playing a championship game after the bowls. In this model, all six BCS league champions guaranteed a berth. No. 7 Arkansas and No. 9 Georgia are left out. Unranked Rutgers is in as Big East champion. A human committee and/or rankings determine the top two teams after the bowls):
Rose Bowl: USC* vs. Wisconsin*
Fiesta Bowl: Oklahoma* vs. Oregon
Sugar Bowl: LSU* vs. Clemson*
Orange Bowl: Rutgers* vs. Alabama
Two highest-ranked teams after the bowls meet for the national championship. Championship game location TBA.
No automatic qualifiers (No. 1 vs. No. 2 meet in the championship game. Four other major bowls are populated by the remaining teams in the top 10. Ohio State not eligible. In this scenario, five SEC teams are included. Big East and ACC not represented because no teams are ranked in top 10.)
BCS title game (Orange Bowl): LSU vs. USC
Rose: Oregon vs. Wisconsin
Sugar: Alabama vs. West Virginia
Fiesta: Oklahoma vs. South Carolina
Cotton: Georgia vs. Arkansas
Are there any other postseason models? Probably. For now, this is your lump of Play-Doh to shape.