Seventeen members of the media gathered at a Texas hotel to complete a mock College Football Playoff selection, using regular-season results from 2008, on Thursday.
The 17 people represented the 13 members of the real committee, so the recusal policies would come into play.
Below are the media committee members and who they represented from the actual panel, along with the final top 25 and bowl pairings.
Andy Staples, Sports Illustrated - Arkansas athletic director and committee chairman Jeff Long
Stewart Mandel, Fox - Former Nebraska coach Tom Osborne.
Matt Hayes, The Sporting News - Former Big East Commissioner Mike Tranghese.
Chuck Carlton, Dallas Morning News - Former Air Force Superintendent and retired Lieutenant General Mike Gould.
Holly Rowe and Rod Gilmore, ESPN - Former NCAA Executive Vice President Tom Jernstedt.
Chris Dufresne, The Los Angeles Times, and Kirk Bohls, The Austin American-Statesman - USC athletic director Pat Haden.
Stephen Hawkins and Ralph D. Russo, The Associated Press - Clemson athletic director Dan Radakovich.
Pete Fiutak, Campus Insiders.com, and Tony Barnhart, SEC Network - Former Mississippi quarterback Archie Manning.
Heather Dinich, ESPN.com - Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.
Jerry Palm, CBS.com - Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez.
George Schroeder, USA Today - West Virginia athletic director Oliver Luck.
Jimmy Burch, Fort Worth Star-Telegram - Former USA Today sports writer Steve Wieberg.
The final top 25
4. Southern California
5. Penn State
8. Texas Tech
9. Ohio State
11. Boise State
13. Virginia Tech
14. Oklahoma State
15. Georgia Tech
18. Oregon State
21. Michigan State
23. Boston College
24. North Carolina
The bowl pairings, using this season's semifinal sites.
Sugar Bowl (semifinal) - No. 1 Florida vs. No. 4 Southern California.
Rose Bowl (semifinal) - No. 2 Oklahoma vs. No. 3 Texas.
Peach Bowl - No. 5 Penn State vs. No. 7 Utah.
Orange Bowl - No. 13. Virginia Tech vs. No. 6 Alabama.
Fiesta Bowl - No. 9 Ohio State vs. No. 11 Boise State.
Cotton Bowl - No. 8 Texas Tech vs. No. 10 TCU.