Gary Barta joins College Football Playoff selection committee

IOWA CITY, Iowa (KCRG) - Iowa athletics director Gary Barta has been appointed to the College Football Playoff selection committee.

Barta will serve a three-year term, starting this spring. He replaces Ohio State athletics director Gene Smith, who is stepping down.

"I'm honored to be invited to work on the CFP selection committee," Barta said in a statement. "I look forward to serving alongside the other 12 committee members. I’ve known many of the people involved for years and know they’re passionate about college football and have all demonstrated character and integrity throughout their careers.”