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22 Aug 2005
Panel Recruitment for the Harris Interactive College Football Poll Finalized for 2005 Bowl Championship Series

Names of poll participants for the 2005 season announced

ROCHESTER, N.Y. – August 22, 2005 – Harris Interactive? today announces that it has finalized the recruitment of the panel for the Harris Interactive College Football PollSM. The poll will be one of three components in the Bowl Championship Series Standings Formula used to determine the two teams that play in the BCS National Championship game and those that qualify for at-large selection. The BCS commissioned Harris Interactive to develop a statistically reliable poll to rank college football teams beginning in late September.

This 2005 Harris Interactive College Football Poll is comprised of 114 panelists including former coaches, players, administrators and media. In some cases, participants bridge the camps of former players/coaches/administrators and media. The panel was randomly drawn by Harris Interactive from among more than 300 nominations supplied by the conference offices and Notre Dame. This panel meets Harris Interactive criteria for sample design and is a statistically reliable representation of all 11 Division

I-A conferences and independent institutions.

The participants of the 2005 Harris Interactive College Football Poll are as follows:

Aillet, Bobby

Hicks, Tommy

Newhouse, Dave

Battle, Bill

Hines, Clarkston

Perles, George

Bartow, Gene

Holtz, Lou

Podolak, Ed

Bestwick, Dick

Holub, EJ

Pont, John

Biddle, Joe

Housel, David

Preece, Steve

Bishop, Blaine

Ismail, Rocket

Rash, Jason

Bokamper, Kim

Jacoby, Fred

Rice, Homer

Bradshaw, Terry

Johnson, Charlie

Richter, Pat

Browning, Wilt

Kerkhoff, Blair

Roach, Paul

Bruce, Earle

Kern, Mike

Roda, Kenny

Buckner, Brentson

Kramer, Roy

Schiller, Harvey

Casciola, Bob

Lacewell, Larry

Schmidt, Dr. Terry R.

Cavagnaro, Charlie

Lapham, Dave

Schultz, Dick

Congemi, John

Lapides, George

Selmon, Lee Roy

Crouthamel, Jake

Largent, Steve

Sheridan, Dick

Crowder, Eddie

Lawless, Robert

Shipp, Ken

Dalis, Peter

Lengyel, Jack

Smallwood, Irwin

Davis, Charles

Lessig, Jim

Smith, Jim Ray

Dawkins, Pete

Lewis, Ferd

Smith, Larry

DiNardo, Gerry

Lewis, Ted

Smith, Sam

Dooley, Bill

Lucas, Mike

Spani, Gary

Donnelly, Boots

Lude, Mike

St. Amant, Lou

Duhe, Kevin

Luicci, Tom

Stephenson, Ron

Dykes, Spike

Mackovic, John

Stokley, Nelson

Elliott, Bump

Maynard, Don

Sweeney, Jim

Emanuel, Bert

McCauley, Don

Taylor, Rick

Esiason, Boomer

McConnell, Joe

Taylor, Whit

Fambrough, Don

McGee, Mike

Thompson, Jack

Fazio, Foge

McIlhenny, Lance

Toner, John

Frederick, Bob

Melick, Ray

Townsend, Steve

Geiger, Andy

Miller, Ted

Tuckett, Glenn

Glazier, David

Moody, Darrell

Urick, Max

Grabowski, Jim

Morse, Jim

Valdiserri, Roger

Grace, Mike

Morton, Craig

Wagner, Bob

Grim, Bob

Moss, Jack

Weedon, Frank

Haden, Pat

Munoz, Anthony

Windegger, Frank

Hammel, Bob

Neinas, Chuck

Yeoman, Bill

Harmon, Dick

Neverett, Tim

Yoshida, Hugh

These participants’ names will be posted to Each week, beginning on September 25th, the Harris Interactive College Football Poll rankings will be released and posted to the Harris Interactive website. The final rankings of the season are the only rankings which will identify individual participant votes.

The Bowl Championship Series formula for the 2005 season will consist of the new Harris Interactive College Football Poll, the USA Today Coaches Poll, and an average of six computer rankings (Anderson & Hester, Richard Billingsley, Colley Matrix, Kenneth Massey, Jeff Sagarin and Peter Wolfe). The first BCS standings will be released on October 17th.

About Harris Interactive?
Harris Interactive Inc. (, the 13th largest market research firm in the world, is a Rochester, NY-based global research company that blends premier strategic consulting with innovative and efficient methods of investigation, analysis and application. Known for The Harris Poll? and for pioneering Internet-based research methods, Harris Interactive conducts proprietary and public research to help its clients achieve clear, material and enduring results.

Harris Interactive combines its intellectual capital, databases and technology to advance market leadership through its U.S. offices and wholly owned subsidiaries, HI Europe in London (, Novatris in Paris (, and through an independent global network of affiliate market research companies.

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Last Updated ( 22 Aug 2005 )
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