Paola Boivin (former sports journalist), Joe Castiglione (AD at Oklahoma), Ken Hatfield (retired college football coach), Ronnie Lott (former college football player), Todd Stansbury (AD at Georgia Tech) and Scott Stricklin (AD at Florida) have all been added to the committee.
Mullens will be joined by several new members of the committee and they arrive as follows.
The six-member committee will begin their three-year term this spring.
The new members undoubtedly have the experience to be on the committee, but the Playoff could have done a lot more to try and fix one of its ongoing criticisms. While the athletic directors are automatically recused from discussions regarding their schools, they're busy enough in their current college athletic roles as it is. OU has also made deep playoff runs in men's basketball, women's basketball, men's tennis and baseball during Castiglione's tenure.
Castiglione, 60, has been AD at Oklahoma since 1998, and is regarded among the top administrators in the country.
Boivin is a former sportswriter for the Arizona Republic and now works for Arizona State's Journalism School and recently became the first female journalist to be elected to the Arizona Sports Hall of Fame. Hocutt was replaced by OR athletic director Rob Mullens as chairman.
Castiglione is fresh off a two-year stint (2015-16) as the chair of the men's basketball selection committee, so a move to football makes sense.
Lott played at USC and enjoyed a 14-year National Football League career.