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Encyclopedia > Coaches Poll

The USA Today Coaches Poll is the current name for a weekly ranking of the top 25 NCAA Division I-A college football and Division I college basketball teams. The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often said NC-Double-A) is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletics programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... Division I is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the United States. ... A college football game between Colorado State University and the Air Force Academy. ... Division I (or DI) is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the United States. ... College basketball most often refers to the American basketball competitive governance structure established by the National Collegiate Athletic Association, or NCAA. // History The game of basketball was devised by James Naismith in 1891. ...


The football rankings are compiled by the USA Today Board of Coaches which is made up of 62 head coaches at Division I-A institutions.[1] All coaches are members of the American Football Coaches Association. The basketball rankings are compiled by the USA Today Board of Coaches which is made up of 31 head coaches at Division I institutions.[2] All are members of the National Association of Basketball Coaches ("NABC"). USA Today is a national American newspaper published by the Gannett Corporation. ... The National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC), headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri was founded in 1927 by Phog Allen, the University of Kansas basketball coach. ...


The football Coaches Poll is an element of the BCS Rankings, a voting system used to determine who will play in the BCS National Championship Game and be crowned the NCAA Division I-A national champion. BCS may mean: Bowl Championship Series Business Capability Specification Brampton Christian School, private school in brampton, run by KRT Bryan-College Station, Texas - Location of Texas A&M University British Computer Society BCS theory of conventional superconductivity, named for Nobel Prize winners John Bardeen, Leon Cooper, and Robert Schrieffer informally... A voting system is a process that allows a group of individuals to choose between a number of options, and determines the preferred or winning option based on the number of votes each option receives. ... The BCS National Championship Game or BCS title game is the final game of the annual Bowl Championship Series intended by Series organizers to determine the NCAA Division I-A national football championship. ... UTs Bevo with the BCS Division I-A National Championship trophy The NCAA Division I-A national football championship is the only Division I-A NCAA-sponsored sport without an organized tournament to determine its champion. ...

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History

The coaches' poll began selecting the top 20 teams on a weekly basis during the 1950-1951 college football and basketball seasons. It was initally published by United Press (after 1958, United Press International). For the 1990-1991 football and basketball seasons, the poll expanded to a top 25, and it has retained this format since. 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday; see its calendar. ... Front of UPI Headquarters, Washington, D.C. United Press International (UPI) is a global news agency headquartered in the United States filing news in English, Spanish and Arabic. ... 1958 (MCMLVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


College football

Beginning in the 1974 season, the poll of coaches conducted its final poll after the bowl games for the first time. In 1991, USA Today and CNN took over publishing the coaches' football poll. In 1997, ESPN took the place of CNN as co-sponsor. Finally, following the 2005 season, ESPN dropped its co-sponsorship of the football poll, leaving USA Today as the sole sponsor.[3] 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... A bowl game is a post-season college football game, typically at the Division I-A level. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Cable News Network, usually referred to as CNN, is a cable television network founded in 1980 by Ted Turner. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... ESPN (formerly an initialism for the Entertainment and Sports Programming Network) is an American cable television network dedicated to broadcasting sports-related programming 24 hours a day. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The coaches' football poll has occasionally crowned a different national champion than the AP Poll – for example in 1990, 1991, and 1997 – causing consternation among college football fans. Also, since 1974, teams on probation are not recognized in the poll of coaches while the AP permits their inclusion. The Associated Press (AP) Poll, along with the USA Today Coaches Poll, ranks the top 25 NCAA Division I college football and basketball teams, weekly. ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ...


College basketball

Beginning in 1993, USA Today and CNN took over publishing the coaches' basketball poll for UPI. Beginning in the 1993-1994 basketball season, the coaches poll began publishing its final poll after the NCAA basketball tournament. From 1995 to 2001, the poll was co-sponsored by USA Today and the NABC. Finally, in 2002, ESPN took the place of the NABC as co-sponsor. ESPN retains its involvement with the basketball poll despite no longer being involved with the football poll. 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal. // Events January Bill Clinton January 1 : North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) goes into effect. ... NCAA Basketball logo The NCAA Mens Division I Basketball Championship is held each spring featuring 65 college basketball teams in the United States. ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ...


2005-2006 season

2005 Board of Coaches (Football)

  • Barry Alvarez, Wisconsin
  • Chuck Amato, N.C. State
  • Gary Barnett, Colorado
  • Frank Beamer, Virginia Tech
  • Mike Bellotti, Oregon
  • Phil Bennett, SMU
  • Jack Bicknell, Louisiana Tech
  • Larry Blakeney, Troy
  • Bobby Bowden, Florida State
  • Tommy Bowden, Clemson
  • Jeff Bower, Southern Miss
  • Gregg Brandon, Bowling Green
  • Art Briles, Houston
  • Rich Brooks, Kentucky
  • Mack Brown, Texas
  • Watson Brown, UAB
  • John Bunting, North Carolina
  • Lloyd Carr, Michigan
  • Larry Coker, Miami (Fla.)
  • Sylvester Croom, Mississippi State
  • Darrell Dickey, North Texas
  • Bill Doba, Washington State
  • Randy Edsall, Connecticut
  • Dennis Franchione, Texas A&M
  • Phillip Fulmer, Tennessee
  • Joe Glenn, Wyoming
  • Mike Gundy, Oklahoma State
  • Walt Harris, Stanford
  • Ken Hatfield, Rice
  • Dan Hawkins, Boise State
  • Pat Hill, Fresno State
  • Terry Hoeppner, Indiana
  • Brady Hoke, Ball State
  • Skip Holtz, East Carolina
  • Brian Kelly, Central Michigan
  • Rocky Long, New Mexico
  • Sonny Lubick, Colorado State
  • Dan McCarney, Iowa State
  • Andy McCollum, Middle Tennessee
  • Shane Montgomery, Miami (Ohio)
  • Joe Novak, Northern Illinois
  • Houston Nutt, Arkansas
  • Tom O'Brien, Boston College
  • Gary Patterson, TCU
  • Bobby Petrino, Louisville
  • Mark Richt, Georgia
  • Rich Rodriguez, West Virginia
  • Greg Schiano, Rutgers
  • Howard Schnellenberger, Florida Atlantic
  • John L. Smith, Michigan State
  • Frank Solich, Ohio
  • Steve Spurrier, South Carolina
  • Bob Stoops, Oklahoma
  • Jeff Tedford, California
  • Joe Tiller, Purdue
  • Dick Tomey, San Jose State
  • Jim Tressel, Ohio State
  • Tommy Tuberville, Auburn
  • Bobby Wallace, Temple
  • Randy Walker, Northwestern
  • Charlie Weis, Notre Dame
  • Tyrone Willingham, Washington.

2005-2006 Board of Coaches (Basketball)

  • Dana Altman, Creighton
  • Tevester Anderson, Jackson State
  • Eddie Biedenbach, North Carolina-Asheville
  • Jim Boeheim, Syracuse
  • Rick Byrd, Belmont
  • Charlie Coles, Miami (Ohio)
  • Barry Collier, Nebraska
  • Dick Davey, Santa Clara
  • Fran Dunphy, Pennsylvania
  • Mick Durham, Montana State
  • Rob Evans, Arizona State
  • Steve Fisher, San Diego State
  • Pat Flannery, Bucknell
  • Greg Graham, Boise State
  • Tom Green, Fairleigh Dickinson
  • David Henderson, Delaware
  • Johnny Jones, North Texas
  • Eddie McCarter, Texas-Arlington
  • Bob McKillop, Davidson
  • Phil Martelli, Saint Joseph's
  • Ron "Fang" Mitchell, Coppin State
  • Joe Mihalich, Niagara
  • Dan Monson, Minnesota
  • Dave Odom, South Carolina
  • Doc Sadler, Texas-El Paso
  • Bob Thomason, Pacific
  • Jimmy Tillette, Samford
  • Perry Watson, Detroit Mercy
  • Gary Williams, Maryland
  • Ted Woodward, Maine
  • Rich Zvosec, Missouri-Kansas City

References

  1. ^ USA Today Top 25 Coaches Poll (in English) (HTML). USA Today. Retrieved on 2006-07-27.
  2. ^ USA TODAY/ESPN Top 25 Poll (in English) (HTML). USA Today. Retrieved on 2006-07-27.
  3. ^ ESPN Severs Ties to Poll (in English) (HTML). USA Today. Retrieved on 2006-07-27.

2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... July 27 is the 208th day (209th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 157 days remaining. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... July 27 is the 208th day (209th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 157 days remaining. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... July 27 is the 208th day (209th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 157 days remaining. ...

External links

  • AFCA history of poll

 
 

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