College Football Playoff adds 6 new members to committee

Posted January 18, 2018

The other five are: Paola Boivin, Joe Castiglione, Ken Hatfield, Ronnie Lott and Todd Stansbury. These six will be serving three-year terms on the committee.

The selection committee for college football's Playoff has announced several changes Wednesday afternoon to the makeup of the committee assigned to ranking the best FBS teams in the nation.

Athletic directors are recused - meaning they can't be present - during voting or deliberations about their team's selection or seeding, but may answer "factual questions" about their institution, according to CFP policy.

There are five classifications of members: people with experience as coaches, student-athletes, administrators, journalists and sitting directors of athletics.

Boivin, an IL alumn, spent more than 20 years at The Arizona Republic before she took a job in the sports journalism program at Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication.

Prior to arriving at OU, Castiglione was the athletic director at Missouri (1993-98).

Castiglione, who has led the Sooners' athletic department since 1998, has served on the NCAA baseball committee, and was the chair of the men's basketball committee (2015-16).

While it's true that Stansbury served as UCF's AD for a few years and Hatfield coached all over, non-powers are still under-represented.

Lott played professional football for 14 seasons before retiring in 1995.

He becomes the Big 12's lone representative on the CFP committee, as former chairman and current Texas Tech athletic director Koby Hocutt's three-year term recently ended. Alabama has won two national titles under the new system, with Clemson and Ohio State each winning it all once.