College Football Playoff chair explains why Michigan is still alive for a spot "I know there were a number of selection committee members that. Takeaways from the College Football Playoff selections loss to Pittsburgh and a “noncompetitive loss” to Michigan (score: ) as factors. The College Football Playoff Selection Committee has spoken: Alabama, Clemson, Penn State and Michigan lost two games and thus lost their mulligans; . beating the Buckeyes on a blocked field goal return for a score. Week 10 reinforced college football's true top four — but that may not be what the selection committee wants us to believe. Clemson, Michigan, and Washington — would take the four top slots Excluding A&M, the top seven teams in college football beat their opponents by a combined score of –. The College Football Playoff is expected to name former Michigan coach Lloyd Carr as one of the four new selection committee members to be. The College Football Playoff selection committee will begin meeting on Deromedi spent a combined 38 years at Central Michigan as head.