With the larger playoff possibilities virtually eliminated, it finally seems almost inevitable that there will be a four-team BCS playoff beginning with the 2014 season.
The exact locations and the way the playoffs will go has not yet been decided, but there will be a playoff in some form.
Perhaps the biggest question still holding things up is how the teams will be chosen for the BCS playoff.
Even though the details have not been finalized, it is never too early to already eliminate a few teams from contention.
These teams are either a few more years away from getting back to where they once were, or just do not have the talent to do so.
Here are 10 big time BCS programs that we can rule out for the 2014 BCS final four.