Tuesday, December 04, 2007

How the Coaches Voted

Time for the annual look at how the coaches voted in the final USA Today poll. You can examine the ballot yourself by clicking here. But if you want the crib notes Southern style, Tony Barnhart of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution has the best breakdown we've seen. Here are a few of the highlights:

Bob Stoops, above left, voted Oklahoma No. 1. He happens to coach the Sooners. Stoops had three Big 12 teams in his top four and Louisiana State at No. 6.

Wyoming's Joe Glenn, above right, had Georgia at No. 10.

The seven Southeastern Conference coaches who vote all had Georgia in the top five. Les Miles voted LSU No. 1. He happens to coach the Tigers. Eleven coaches overall voted LSU No. 1.

The seven Big Ten coaches who vote had Ohio State No. 1.

Hal Mumme of New Mexico State voted Hawaii No. 1.

Jon Solomon of the Birmingham News has this interesting tidbit: Oregon's Mike Bellotti, Florida Atlantic's Howard Schnellenberger, Clemson's Tommy Bowden and Florida State's Bobby Bowden voted Missouri ahead of Oklahoma, even though the Tigers lost twice to the Sooners.

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