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Playoff officials discuss how to select teams


Commissioners at the College Football Playoff meetings have discussed going through some mock exercises this week based on a template for the selection committee process, focused on how exactly the participants would be assigned to each game.
   Some more details on how the committee will choose the four participants for the first College Football Playoff could be finalized and announced as early as Wednesday.
   The committee must also use its ranking to determine which other teams should be placed in top-tier bowl spots not contracted by particular conferences.
   According to the College Football Playoff, the committee will assign teams to the non-playoff bowls in a way that creates the most compelling matchups, while considering factors such as geographic proximity and avoiding rematches of regular season and recent bowl games.
   Some commissioners, as well as some bowl executives, are interested in hearing more about how and why their teams would be placed in certain bowl locations.

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