The Atlantic Coast Conference now has another voice in the playoff process, as the Yellow Jackets will lend their athletic director to the selection committee.
Stansbury, who played linebacker at Georgia Tech under coach Bill Curry in the 1980’s, has been the AD on the Flats since 2016.
“It is a great honor to be selected to serve on the College Football Playoff selection committee,” Stansbury said in a release. “The opportunity to play college football and be close to the sport for the majority of my career has given me so much. I hope to give back just a little bit by serving on this committee and helping choose the very best teams to compete for the ultimate prize each of the next three years.”
Georgia Tech’s AD joins Paola Boivin, Joe Castiglione, Ken Hatfield, Ronnie Lott and Scott Stricklin as the committee’s newest members.
Members each serve a three-year term and annually compile a top-25 ranking that is used to select what the members consider the best four teams in the Football Bowl Subdivision for participation in the playoff.
Stansbury has worked as a an athletics administrator for over 28 years and is in his ninth season as an NCAA Division I athletic director. He joins one of Georgia Tech’s recent athletic directors Dan Radacovich on the committee. He is currently the AD at Clemson.
In a scenario that the Yellow Jackets are debated for playoff rankings, Stansbury would not be included in the discussions regarding the Yellow Jackets due to College Football Playoff regulations.
With its relationship with the Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl and the College Football Hall of Fame, the College Football Playoff has strong connections to Atlanta already. Stansbury’s addition to the selection committee adds to the city’s strong links to the playoff process.