Discussions are underway, though far from decided, about changing the schedule of the College Football Playoff amid rising cases of COVID-19 across the country.

Bob Bowlsby, the Big 12 commissioner and a member of the CFP operations committee, said there have been preliminary talks about the issue of moving the Playoff back.

“There is some latitude to postpone if that need should arise,” Bowlsby said on SiriusXM. “The same is true with some of those New Year’s Six games. But within reason, you can do those things. I don’t know that I see us playing a championship game in February, but you just never know, these are uncertain times and things that might otherwise not be acceptable have to considered in this kind of circumstance.”

The Playoff selection committee is scheduled to release its final rankings of the 2020-21 season on Sunday, Dec. 20. The top four teams will participate in the Playoff semifinals on Friday, Jan. 1, in the Rose Bowl Game and Sugar Bowl. The national championship game will be played Monday, Jan. 11, at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla.