The ​College Football Playoff released their latest ​rankings, with Alabama, Clemson, Notre Dame, and Georgia occupying the top spots. After the SEC Championship game on Saturday, it is widely believed that either Oklahoma or Ohio State will make the jump into the Top 4.

13 people have all of the power in terms of deciding who will end up competing for a national championship. Here are the members of the 2018 College Football Playoff Committee:


NamePositionConference
Frank BeamerFormer Virginia Tech Head CoachACC
Paola BoivinFormer The Arizona Republic ReporterNone
Jeff BowerFormer Southern Miss Head CoachC-USA
Joe CastiglioneOklahoma Athletic DirectorBig 12
Herb DeromediFormer Central Michigan Head CoachMAC
Ken HatfieldFormer, Rice, Clemson, Air Force, Arkansas Head CoachNone
Christopher HowardRobert Morris University President, Former Air Force RBNone
Bobby JohnsonFormer Vanderbilt Head Coach, Former Clemson playerNone
Ronnie LottNFL Hall of Fame DB, Former USC DBUSC
Rob MullensCFB Playoff Chairman, Oregon Atheltic DirectorPac-12
Gene SmithOhio State Athletic DirectorBig Ten
Todd StansburyGeorgia Tech Athletic DirectorACC
Scott StricklinFlorida Athletic DirectorSEC

If a member has any affiliation to a school, they must recuse themselves from voting on their spot in the playoff. Three members of the committee must recuse themselves from a hypothetical ​Oklahoma-Ohio State debate due to affiliation with those programs.

The power these 13 people hold will immortalize certain teams and make college football history. Let's hope they get it right.