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Thursday, January 13, 2005

Coaches discuss changes in poll

Coaches discuss changes in poll - "AFCA executive director Grant Teaff led a forum on the ESPN/USA Today poll, which came under fire after Texas overtook California for the last at-large bid in the Bowl Championship Series.

Six coaches dropped Cal below No. 6 in the final poll, prompting Pac-10 commissioner Tom Hansen and Cal coach Jeff Tedford to ask the 61 coaches who voted to disclose their ballots. The AFCA voted down the request.

Yesterday, Teaff handed out a three-question survey to the coaches in attendance. The survey asked if the coaches would:

# Release their ballots every week;

# Release their ballots at the end of the season only; and

# Continue to vote if their ballots were ever publicly released.

Teaff said the rest of the coaches would receive surveys by mail. An official vote would not take place until all the surveys had been received, Teaff said.

'We're trying to make a decision based on what we think is best for our game and our teams and our players,' Teaff said.

The AFCA twice rejected proposals in the past year to publicly disclose the coaches' ballots. Teaff said the more likely change this time was for the coaches to release their ballots at the end of the season.

'I don't think they're interested with dealing with it on a weekly basis,' Teaff said. 'I don't know why they would be.'

Auburn coach Tommy Tuberville said publicly disclosing ballots would put coaches in awkward situations."...

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