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:
Schmidt, Dr. Terry R.
Selmon, Lee Roy
Smith, Jim Ray
St. Amant, Lou
These participants’ names will be posted to www.harrisinteractive.com/bcspoll
. 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.
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