CHICAGO — Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany doesn’t envision the Rose Bowl abandoning its New Year’s Day spot to accommodate the College Football Playoff semifinals.

He said there might be “some movement from the bowls” but not by the Rose Bowl.

“I realize the challenge,” Delany said Tuesday. “There may be changes in the offing but I wouldn’t expect those changes to impact the Rose Bowl.”

The College Football Playoff is considering moving future semifinals off New Year’s Eve after ratings for last season’s games plunged. Bill Hancock, the playoff executive director, said two weeks ago that commissioners who comprise the playoff management committee are open to adjusting future schedules.

“We have some good options,” he said, adding they are “getting close” to a resolution.

ESPN drew record ratings for the inaugural playoff following the 2014 season, starting with the Rose Bowl that kicked off around 5:30 p.m.

But the semifinal ratings fell 36 percent last season, the first of eight times during a 12-year contract with the network that places the semis on New Year’s Eve. Many people were at work last December when the Orange Bowl between Oklahoma and Clemson started at 4:30 p.m.

“One option could be finding a different day for the semifinals when they’re not in the Rose and Sugar Bowls,” Hancock said.

This season the semifinals are again on New Year’s Eve but on a Saturday. Next year they will be played on New Year’s Day.

But move the Rose? Don’t count on it, and the same goes for the Sugar Bowl.

“I don’t see it happening,” Hancock said. “We’ve been studying whether New Year’s Eve on a weekday is the best day for the semifinals. And considering all that, I don’t see it changing the Rose Bowl.”