It’s always fun checking these guys out when they’re forced to drop the curtain, and this year is no exception. A few ballots of note:
- TCU got one first place vote, from Idaho’s Robb Akey. Solidarity, brother! Akey voted Auburn third. He probably finds Cammy Cam Juice a little too sweet for his taste, too.
- TCU got two second place votes, from Mike Locksley and Kyle Whittingham. More solidarity, brother! Both voted Auburn third.
- Biggest self-promoter this year is Bo Pelini, who somehow found it in his heart to vote his three-loss squad eighth (they finished 16th in the Poll). That led to some fairly hypocritical reshuffling on his part. He voted one-loss Michigan State eleventh and two-loss Oklahoma State twelfth. Best of all, he had three-loss Texas A&M, a team which beat Nebraska, all the way down at number sixteen.
- Jim Harbaugh wasn’t taking any chances, either. He voted Stanford third, ahead of TCU, and gave Wisconsin its lowest vote, eighth.
- Ron Zook thinks Gordon Gee is the bomb: he voted all three one-loss Big Ten teams ahead of undefeated TCU.
- Only one SEC coach didn’t vote Auburn numero uno: Corch Meyers.
- From the awww, that’s nice department: Mark Richt voted Central Florida number 25.
- For some reason, Howard Schnellenberger gave 7-5 Arizona a top 25 vote.
It all makes you wonder what these guys are doing on the ballots we don’t get to see.