Ex-committee member: 4 is right number for college playoff
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OXON HILL, Md. (AP) - Former West Virginia athletic director and selection committee member Oliver Luck says the College Football Playoff should stick with the four-team model because "it should be hard to get into the playoff."
Luck has started a new job with the NCAA. He had been AD at his alma mater for five years and served as a member of the 13-member committee that set the first College Football Playoff field.
The committee had five current athletic directors, representing each of the Big Five conferences. The Big 12 will need to replace Luck next season.
He says there were no hard feelings from his conference colleagues about TCU and Baylor being left out of the playoff in favor of Ohio State, which won the national title as the fourth and final seed.