New poll in place for the BCS
NEW YORK (AP) _ The Bowl Championship Series has a new poll.
The B-C-S today announced the Harris Interactive College
Football Poll will -rank- the top 25 teams on a weekly basis,
starting September 25th.
The season's first B-C-S standings will be -released- October
The poll will include 114 former coaches and players, plus media
The Associated Press last season told the B-C-S it could no
longer use its media poll.
The A-P preseason poll comes out August 20th, with the first
regular-season poll September sixth.
The B-C-S has said it would like to see elimination of preseason
polls, which some believe give highly touted teams an unfair
B-C-S coordinator and Big 12 commissioner Kevin Weiberg says
this allows for some games to be played in the current season,
rather than let teams be ranked purely on preseason expectations.
He took part in a conference call today from Dallas.
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