Florida Gators' Scott Stricklin joins College Football Playoff committee

Castiglione has been the Sooners' AD since 1998 and has been one of the faces of OU excellence.

Lott played professional football for 14 seasons before retiring in 1995. Oregon AD Rob Mullens replaces Hocutt as the committee's chair.

Boivin is a former sportswriter for the Arizona Republic and now works for Arizona State's Journalism School and recently became the first female journalist to be elected to the Arizona Sports Hall of Fame.

Air Force will have another connection on the College Football Playoff committee, its third such tie in the brief history of the setup that determines the sport's semifinalists.

Stricklin became Florida's director of athletics in 2016 after six years in the same position at Mississippi State, his alma mater.

Each committee member serves one three-year term. He retired in 1995 and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2000.

Stricklin was named Athletic Director of the Year among FBS schools in 2016 by the National Association of College Directors of Athletics (NACDA).

Texas Tech athletic director Kirby Hocutt, who previously served as the Big 12's representative and committee chair, is among the members cycling off this offseason.

CFP rules dictate classifications for selection members include experience as coaches, student-athletes, administrators, journalists or sitting director of athletics.

According to the College Football Playoff, the selection committee "is responsible for selecting the top four teams in the playoff and assigning them to semifinal games as well as placing the next group of teams in the remaining New Year's bowls". The committee also votes on a weekly Top 25 ranking in the lead up to the final vote.

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