Nov 11, 2013; Washington, DC, USA; Condoleezza Rice listens to reporters during the Playoff Selection Committee Press Conference at Marriott Wardman Park. Mandatory Credit: Paul Frederiksen-USA TODAY Sports

Condoleezza Rice explains what the playoff committee will look for

On Monday, the 13 members of the College Football Playoff Committee met to discuss how they will pick the top four teams once the new College Football Playoff starts next season.

“I think it’s impossible having been appointed to the committee not to view football games differently,” Condoleezza  Rice told ESPN’s Heather Dinich. “I probably look more closely. I try to watch more games, which in my case is almost impossible since I already watch a lot of football.”

In other words, Rice wants to watch the games with a different attitude and perspective and the other committee members will likely do the same.

“But it’s not so much to say, ‘Well, here’s how I would be ranking them,’ but what I ought to be looking for? What am I really seeing in this game that might help me when we get together for discussion? How am I thinking about what this team is showing on the field and what I’ve seen another team show on the field? It’s more like that for me than this team I would be thinking of as stronger than that team.”

According to Dinich, the will committee will also consider factors such as strength of schedule, head-to-head competition and other “basic components.”

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