Arkansas AD to lead committee

Arkansas athletic director Jeff Long will have the distinction of being the first chairman of the College Football Playoff selection committee.

Sources said the 13-person panel charged with selecting the four teams that will go on to the playoff following the 2014 regular season will be announced in a Wednesday news conference.

ESPN and The Associated Press have identified the other members of the committee as:

  • Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez

  • Retired Lt. Gen. Michael Gould, the former Air Force Academy superintendent

  • USC athletic director Pat Haden

  • Former NCAA executive vice president Tom Jernstedt

  • West Virginia athletic director Oliver Luck

  • Former NFL and Ole Miss quarterback Archie Manning

  • Former Nebraska athletic director/coach Tom Osborne

  • Clemson athletic director Dan Radakovich

  • Former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice

  • Former Big East commissioner Mike Tranghese

  • Former USA Today reporter Steve Wieberg

  • Former Stanford/Notre Dame/Washington coach Tyrone Willingham