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The current BCS contracts lock in the Big East’s BCS bid for this season and the next two, Marinatto said. There are no guarantees beyond that for any league, he said.

Neither the MWC and CUSA currently has an automatic BCS bid.

He also reiterated the Big East intends to hold Pitt and Syracuse to the league’s 27-month notification rule and keep those schools in the league for the next two years. He said the conference has looked at 14-team models for next season.