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College Football Playoff Selection Committee

Mike Tranghese

Mike Tranghese
Mike Tranghese

  • Longest-serving commissioner of the Big East Conference.
  • Leading manager of the launch of Big East football in 1991.
  • Served on the NCAA Men's Basketball Committee from 1996-2001.
  • Lead administrator of the Bowl Championship Series (BCS) in 2003 and 2004.

Current Occupation:

  • Managing member for MT Consulting, LLC

Career Highlights:

  • Commissioner, Big East Conference (1990-2009).
  • Chair, Division I Men's Basketball Committee (2001).
  • Chair, Collegiate Commissioners Association (1998-2000).
  • Chair, Division I-A Commissioners (1996-1998).
  • Leading voice in the launch of the Big East Television Network.
  • Associate commissioner, Big East Conference (1981-1990).
  • Assistant to the commissioner, Big East Conference (1979-1981).
  • Sports information director, Providence College (1972-1979).
  • Sports information director, American International College (1969-1972).


  • Bachelor's degree in English, St. Michaels College (1965).
  • Master's degree in education, St. Michaels College (1967).

College Football Playoff Selection Committee Members

Jeff Long (chair)
Barry Alvarez Lt. Gen. Mike Gould Pat Haden Tom Jernstedt
Oliver Luck Archie Manning Tom Osborne Dan Radakovich
Condoleezza Rice Mike Tranghese Steve Wieberg Tyrone Willingham