Final Coaches Poll Released

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  1. bah007

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    http://www.usatoday.com/sports/graphics/coaches_fb_poll_2006/flash.htm

    I noticed some oddities & flat-out badly biased votes.

    Larry Blakeney (Troy) ranks Boise St #12.

    Bobby Bowden (FSU) ranks Missouri #6, Arizona St #8, USC #9, Oklahoma #10, & Clemson #11.

    Tommy Bowden (Clemson) ranks Missouri #5 & Oklahoma #7.

    Mario Cristobal (FIU) ranks Ohio St #6.

    Bill Cubit (Western Michigan) ranks Tennessee #11.

    Mark Dantonio (Michigan St) ranks Florida #7, Illinois #9, Missouri #12, & Kansas #13.

    Dennis Franchione (Texas A&M) ranks Boston College #10 & Hawaii #22.

    Joe Glenn (Wyoming) ranks Florida #8 & Georgia #10.

    Les Miles (LSU) ranks Arkansas #15.

    Hal Mumme (New Mexico St) ranks Hawaii #1 & BYU #11.

    Houston Nutt (Arkansas) ranks Florida #5.

    Howard Schnellenberger (FAU) has Kansas #2, Missouri #4, Oklahoma #7, Boise St #10, & Florida #21.

    Steve Spurrier (South Carolina) ranks Oklahoma #1.

    Bob Stoops (OU) has Oklahoma #1, Virginia Tech #5, LSU #6, & Georgia #8.

    Dick Tomey (San Jose St) ranks Missouri #12.

    Ron Zook (Illinois) ranks Illinois #9.
     
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    Personally, I think that either the coaches poll or the Harris poll should be replaced by the AP poll.

    The media is biased, but the coaches are more biased, & the Harris voters just sometimes seem lost. The media also gets to watch more games.
     
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    Link goes to last year's. Odd, Tressel abstained.
     
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    i don't mind the bias in the votes. they have a vote, they can do with it what they please. there's always going to be some bias.
     
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    I really only have a problem with the guys who have no clue what's going on outside their team. If you aren't gonna watch other teams, then you shouldn't get a vote.

    Voting Mizzou above OU is ridiculous.
     
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    right, b/c everyone knows these coaches aren't too busy & actually sit down & make these rankings themselves. It's more likely that they have assistants or someone else do them for them.
     
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    You actually just made my point.

    There shouldn't be a Coaches Poll because the Coaches dont pay attention.

    They are too busy.
     


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    Sorry, I just had to fix part of that post....
     
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    That doesn't include the fact that all the Big 10 coaches voted OSU #1, that most of the SEC coaches voted LSU #1, that all the Big XII coaches voted OU #1, and that most of the ACC coaches voted Va. Tech #1.

    The coaches poll is an even bigger farce then the BCS. Like the coaches have the time to even watch a quater of the teams they vote on; and I wouldn't be shocked if somebody in the athletic department actually fills out the ballot.
     

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