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