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College Football Playoffs: Selection Committee Will Try To Avoid Rematches

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In this Jan. 9, 2012, file photo, Alabama's Trent Richardson (3) scores a touchdown during the second half of the BCS National Championship college football game against LSU in New Orleans. Richardson is a top prospect in the upcoming NFL football draft. (AP Photo/Dave Martin, File) | ASSOCIATED PRESS

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — BCS executive director Bill Hancock says the selection committee for the College Football Playoff will try to avoid rematches, but not at the expense of the integrity of the seedings.

Hancock spoke to the Football Writers Association of America on Monday. He says the top priority of the selection committee will be to make sure the No. 1 team plays close to home and the teams are properly seeded.

Using this season's final BCS standings, and next season's semifinal sites, the final four would have been No. 1 Florida State playing No. 4 Michigan State in the Sugar Bowl and No. 2 Auburn playing No. 3 Alabama in the Rose Bowl.

Hancock says seeding adjustments will only be made if teams are considered even.

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