The College Football Playoff Committee Got It Right Meanwhile, Penn State scheduled Kent State, Pitt, and Temple in nonconference play. It's on you, now, the committee!" But the CFP's final rankings are based on an entire season, not one night. 1 seed, and that the Crimson Tide will be favored to pound whoever lines up against them in Atlanta. Minnesota, Maryland, Iowa and Indiana; a respectable loss at Pitt, which beat Clemson. Why is Condoleezza Rice on the College Football Playoff selection . The spread is for haltime only, "because you've gotta watch," said Bean.