What teams will play in the College Football Playoff?
The CFP selection committee will choose the four teams to play in the College Football Playoff. They will seed the teams to determine which teams face each other in the semifinal games. The teams selected would presumably be the top four teams in college football. There is no restriction on how many teams could be selected per conference, or which conferences the teams must come from, so it will be a true playoff.
Where is the “New Year’s Six”?
The “New Year’s Six” is the name for the six bowl games that will rotate the semifinal games for the College Football Playoff. They include the Rose Bowl, Sugar Bowl, Orange Bowl, Cotton Bowl, Fiesta Bowl and Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl. The College Football Playoff committee will select the pairings for all of the games. The name comes from their scheduling, which will likely be three games on New Year’s Eve Day and three games on New Year’s Day. This strategy should insure that all six games contain the best possible matchups.
Who is on the College Football Playoff selection committee?
The current members of the CFP selection committee include Archie Manning, Barry Alvarez, Condoleezza Rice, Dan Radakovich, Jeff Long, Lt Gen Michael Gould, Mike Tranghese, Oliver Luck, Pat Haden, Steve Wieberg, Tom Jernstedt, Tom Osborne, and Tyrone Willingham. Bill Hancock is the Executive Director of the College Football Playoff, but not a member of the selection committee.