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Harris Poll Set To Debut

by Michael Louis

The Harris Poll debuts this Sunday as the AP's replacement in the BCS Standings. Who are the wonderful people who will be voting in the new Harris Poll?

How about hall-of-fame QB and NFL pregame show panelist Terry Bradshaw, embattled ex-Arizona and Texas football coach John Mackovic, hall-of-fame NFL receiver and former U.S. congressman Steve Largent and, get this, former BCS and SEC commissioner Roy Kramer.

Gene Bartow, the former basketball coach of Memphis, UCLA and UAB has a voice in what school has the best football team.

Former NFL stars Boomer Esiason, Tim Mandich and Don Maynard will also be submitting a weekly ballot.

In all, there are 114 panelists who will submit their top 25 rankings each week to compile what is officially called the Harris Interactive College Football Poll. The first poll will be released this coming Sunday. After that, it will be a weekly release through December 4th. The final vote will reveal each panelists' ballot.

See the complete list here (.pdf document).

Michael Louis is a contributing editor to College Football Send your comments and questions to Pre-Game Feedback.


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