The composition of the selection committee for the new College Football Playoff has been the subject of considerable speculation for the past few months, but it could be starting to take shape. According to The Sporting News, athletic directors from the five power conferences will serve on the committee as well as former players and coaches and possibly former media members. If true, that would be a reversal in position from May when CFP executive director Bill Hancock indicated that ADs would not be involved. The exact number of members from the various groups or how often the group would meet have yet to be determined, TSN reported. To avoid conflicts of interest, ADs would leave the room if their school was being discussed by the committee. There also is no indication of how rankings or a poll of the top teams in the standings will be handled. The current polls will not be used as part of the equation to select the four qualifiers for the playoff. The new format begins with the 2014 season.
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