Jul 14, 2014; Irving, TX, USA; College football playoff executive director Bill Hancock speaks to the media at a press conference to unveil the new championship trophy at the college football playoff headquarters. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

College Football Playoff finishes final preseason meeting, protocol released

The Ohio State Buckeyes are heavily favored by some to win the 2014 National Championship, however if they’re going to accomplish that feat, the road to get there will be a lot different. That’s because this is the first year in which the top four teams will compete in a playoff format for the title.

Once all of the conference championship games are wrapped up, a 13-person committee, headed up by Jeff Long, will select who they believe are the top four teams in college football, setting the stage for college football’s own version of the Final Four.

And on Thursday, the committee wrapped up their final preseason meeting before the season gets underway in two weeks, and they also released the official protocol for the College Football Playoff Committee.

Afterward, Long noted that he feels there was much progress made during the meetings.

“We have made tremendous progress during the off season in preparation for the significant task at hand come this fall,” said Jeff Long, selection committee chair.  “Our members are looking forward to the new era of college football and the role we will play in determining the rankings and matchups for the College Football Playoff.  It’s a thrilling time and each one of us is honored to be a part of it.” 

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