On Thursday afternoon, the College Football Playoff announced that Baylor Athletic Director Mack Rhoades has been added to the 2024 CFP Selection Committee.
The seventh-year administrator at Baylor will join the committee for the 2024 season and will serve a three-year term with the group responsible for crowning a national champion college athletics’ biggest stage.
Rhoades, a two-time and consecutive selection as the nation’s top athletic director, took over in Waco in July 2016 and was named the 2019-20 Under Armour AD of the Year by the National Associate of Collegiate Directors of Athletics and the 2021 AD of the Year by the Sports Business Journal.
According to a press release, Rhoades will join a committee chaired by Michigan Athletics Director Warde Manuel, who replaced NC State’s Boo Corrigan, who served as the chair for the last two seasons. He will not be the only new member on the committee either, as he’ll be joined by Washington State Athletics Director Patrick Chun, former All-American defensive lineman from Arizona State Randall McDaniel, former Toledo and Missouri head coach Gary Pinkel, Virginia Athletics Director Carla Williams and Arkansas Athletics Director Hunter Yurachek.
“The additions of Pat, Randall, Gary, Mack, Carla, and Hunter will bring some great new voices to the selection committee as we enter our 11th season,” CFP Executive Director Bill Hancock said. “Their knowledge, passion, and character, along with their understanding of college football, will allow them to make the transition seamlessly with the returning members. And it is great to have Will Shields returning. His understanding and wisdom will be a real benefit.”
This committee will be the first in College Football Playoff history to be responsible for selecting 12 teams to participate in a new, expanded format. The committee will also be responsible, as always, for rankings the Top 25 teams and will begin in-person meetings late in the football season and produce a ranking of the Top 25 teams each week leading up to its final selections.