Mark Blaudschun

When former Big East commissioner Mike Tranghese was asked to be part of the first College Football Playoff selection committee three years ago, he had one basic question.

“”What is the definition of the four best teams,” said Tranghese on Monday when asked about the initial committee meetings.” Is it the four teams who’s overall record makes them the four best or is the four best teams right now, when we make the selections.  No one really answered that question.”

 As the selection committee comes down to its final few weeks of vetting the pretenders from the contenders that will make the Final Four playoffs, no one still has a definitive answer to Tranghese’s question.

“”It’s going to be interesting to see what they (the committee) does this week and then in the next two weeks,” said Tranghese, who was on the committee for a two-year term. “”And what they do with Ohio State, if they win on Saturday.”

The morning line favorites to this week’s Top 4 continues to be 1. Alabama 2. Ohio State 3. Clemson 4. Michigan.

Tranghese said the key will be to see if Ohio State drops from its’ No. 2 slot after last week’s escape against Michigan State. The rest of this article is available to subscribers only – to become a subscriber click here.