Delaney suggests committee could tweak rankings

NEW YORK (AP) Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delaney says the College Football Playoff selection committee could be better served grouping teams in tiers rather than ranking them early in the season.

''It seemed to me there are some rankings that are fairly clear,'' Delaney said Wednesday at the Intercollegiate Athletics Forum, sponsored IMG and Sports Business Journal in Manhattan. ''But more often than not you have insufficient data points.''

Delaney said he wants to hear from the selection committee first before making any decisions about changes.

Selection committee chairman and Arkansas athletic director Jeff Long says the 12-member committee will meet in April and discuss possible recommendations for changes to the selection process, though he doesn't expect to suggest wholesale changes.

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