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College Football Playoff selection committee
October 16, 2013, 5:22 pm

The 13 members of the first College Football Playoff selection committee, which will pick the four teams that play for the national championship next year.

. Jeff Long, University of Arkansas athletic director, chairman

Age: 54.

Experience: Athletic director at Pittsburgh and Eastern Kentucky. Played football and baseball for Ohio Wesleyan.

. Barry Alvarez, University of Wisconsin athletic director

Age: 66.

Experience: Former Nebraska football player. Coached Wisconsin for 16 seasons and is winningest coach in school history.

. Lt. Gen. Mike Gould

Age: 60.

Experience. Former superintendent of the United States Air Force Academy. Played football at Air Force.

. Pat Haden, Southern California athletic director

Age: 60.

Experience: Played quarterback for USC and the Los Angeles Rams. Rhodes Scholar and former TV analyst.

. Tom Jernstedt

Age: 68.

Experience: Former NCAA vice president who oversaw the men's basketball Final Four and selection committee. Worked with NCAA for 38 years.

. Oliver Luck, West Virginia athletic director

Age: 53.

Experience: Former West Virginia and NFL quarterback. Former president of NFL Europe and the Houston Dynamo of MLS.

. Archie Manning

Age: 64.

Experience: Former Mississippi and NFL quarterback. Member of the College Football Hall of Fame. Father of NFL stars Peyton and Eli Manning.

. Tom Osborne

Age: 76.

Experience: One of the most successful coaches in college football history with Nebraska. Won three national titles. Served as a member of Congress for six years and was athletic director at Nebraska.

. Dan Radakovich, Clemson University athletic director.

Age: 54.

Experience: Played football at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Former athletic director at Georgia Tech and American University

. Condoleezza Rice, Stanford University professor

Age: 58.

Experience: Former secretary of state and national security adviser under George W. Bush. Former provost at Stanford, where she is currently a member of the faculty.

. Mike Tranghese

Age: 69.

Experience: Former commissioner of the Big East.

. Steve Wieberg

Age: 59.

Experience: Former college sports reporter for USA Today.

. Tyrone Willingham

Age: 59.

Experience: Former coach of Notre Dame, Stanford and Washington. Played football at Michigan State.

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