The College Football Playoff made it official today. The 13 members of the playoff selection committee were announced, via College Football Playoff:
- Jeff Long, vice chancellor and director of athletics, University of Arkansas-Fayetteville, Chair
- Barry Alvarez, director of athletics, University of Wisconsin-Madison
- Lieutenant General Mike Gould, former superintendent of the United States Air Force Academy
- Pat Haden, director of athletics, University of Southern California
- Tom Jernstedt, former NCAA executive vice president
- Oliver Luck, director of athletics, West Virginia University
- Archie Manning, former University of Mississippi quarterback and all-pro NFL quarterback
- Tom Osborne, former head coach and director of athletics, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
- Dan Radakovich, director of athletics, Clemson University
- Condoleezza Rice, Stanford University professor, former Stanford provost and former United States Secretary of State
- Mike Tranghese, former commissioner of the Big East Conference
- Steve Wieberg, former college football reporter, USA Today
- Tyrone Willingham, former head coach of three FBS institutions
Here are some further details:
- Criteria to be on the committee: Integrity, football expertise, objectivity, ability to carefully evaluate and experience making decisions under scrutiny
- Unlike the BCS, there is no limit to the number of teams from each conference.
- Playoff committee will meet four times a year starting in midseason and release rankings four times every other week.
- Playoff committee will consider conference championships, strength of schedule, head-to-head, and comparative outcomes of common opponents.
- Committee members will serve three-year terms, with the exception of the first committee, which will be staggered so all don’t leave at the same time.
- Tentatively, the CFB Playoff will put out 4-5 rankings of a Top 25 near the end of the season, around the time the BCS Rankings came out.
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