Jeff Long to Remain on College Football Playoff Selection Committee

IRVING, Texas - The College Football Playoff Committee has announced that former University of Arkansas Athletic Director Jeff Long will remain as a member of its selection committee.

College Football Playoff Executive Director Bill Hancock made the announcement Wednesday afternoon via the following statement:
"In consultation with the commissioner of the Southeastern Conference, the College Football Playoff management committee today voted unanimously to ask Jeff Long, the former Director of Athletics for the University of Arkansas, to continue his service as a member of the College Football Playoff selection committee. Mr. Long has accepted the invitation and he will serve for the remainder of this season."

The Selection Committee responsibilities include:

  • Rank the top 25 teams and assign the top four to semifinal sites.
  • Assign teams to New Year’s bowls.
  • Create competitive matchups.
  • Attempt to avoid rematches of regular-season games and repeat appearances in specific bowls.
  • Consider geography.

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