College Football Playoff prepares to release first standings as Condoleezza Rice visits Rocket City

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)-  Tuesday night the College Football Playoff committee will release its first standings of the 2014 season.  The release will be made as committee member and former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice visits Huntsville.

Rice will be in the Rocket City to speak at a fundraiser for Girls Inc.   She is one of 12 members of the College Football Playoff committee.

“I think it’s awesome,” said Steve Moulton of sports radio station 97.7 The Zone.  “I’m glad that she’s here in our own backyard.  I’d love to find out more about the committee.”

Moulton says that because this is the first year for the playoff and the selection committee there are still a lot of unknowns about how it will all unfold.

“With the BCS we always knew when it was coming out.  We knew what formula it was.  We can’t really get inside the heads of these 12 people.  So people are pretty apprehensive,” he added.

Rice has college connections across the country.   She got her undergraduate degree at Notre Dame.   She also serves on the staff at Stanford University. But perhaps most important to SEC fans waiting on the first standings, she is a native of Alabama.

“No matter what happens Tuesday night, this is going to be the most scrutinized poll and this is not even the one that counts,” Moulton said.  “But it’s going to be the most scrutinized poll because of how passionate we are in this state about college football.”