College football's power brokers still can't decide how to form the selection committee for the new College Football Playoff. Do they follow in basketball's footsteps? Do they stock it with former players and coaches?
So, here at Your Best 11, we've decided to build our own selection committee for the powers that be. We'll pick our special blend of personnel to figure out who deserves to be in not just the top four spots with a shot to play for the national championship on the line, but also the four other major bowls on the landscape.
Britton Banowsky, Karl Benson, Jon Steinbrecher and Mike Aresco. That's right, first up on our list are the commissioners from four of the five non-power conferences. The Mountain West, a conference that has had plenty of success in getting to BCS bowls, sits this one out, as the other four parties get to champion for the "little guy" and even out the bickering of the big boys.
Banowsky, from Conference USA, just saw his league go through a brutal period of reconstruction, leaving him with, come 2014, a far-flung group of teams ranging from the Southwest to Florida and West Virginia. teams from the Southwest through West Virginia. The Southwest ties are strong with Banowsky, who worked in the SWC and the Big 12 before taking the reins of Conference USA.