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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Harris Interactive® Announces 2011 Harris Interactive College Football Poll Panelists

New York, N.Y. -- October 5, 2011-- Harris Interactive®, a leading global market research firm, has finalized the recruitment of the panel for the 2011 Harris Interactive College Football Poll (HICFP) commissioned by the Bowl Championship Series (BCS). Since 2005, the poll has been one of the three components in the BCS Standings that determine the two teams that will play in the BCS National Championship game and those that qualify for at-large selection into the other BCS games. The HICFP and the USA Today Coaches Poll each comprise one-third of the BCS Standings. The other one-third is an average of six computer rankings (Anderson & Hester, Richard Billingsley, the Colley Matrix, Kenneth Massey, Jeff Sagarin, and Peter Wolfe).

2011 Harris Interactive College Football Poll Panel: Aldridge, Denny Anderson, Bob Bailey, Eric Bates, James Batten, Sammy Bestwick, Dick Biddle, Joe Bishop, Blaine Bowden, Tommy Braine, Dave Brandt, Gil Brooks, Rich Brown, Chip Buckner, Brentson Burget, Grant Carlin, Chris Carr, Lloyd Cavagnaro, Charlie Cavender, Pete Champlin, Drew Collins, Tony Corrigan, Gene Crowley, Joe Griffith, Mike Grim, Bob Grosscup, Lee Hicks, Tommy Horning, David Housel, David Husak, Todd Irvine, Steve Joe, J.J. Johnson, Scott Jones, Tony Kassing, Don Kennedy, Laing Kerkhoff, Blair Kern, Mike Kramer, Roy Kreckman, Nate Leach, Bobby Lessig, James Lubick, Sonny Lude, Mike Luicci, Tom Luis, Cindy Paschall, David Pinkett, Allen Plank, Doug Prater, Mike Preece, Steve Richter, Pat Robinson, Earle Roda, Kenny Sanders, Gary Schiller, Harvey Schmidt, Terry R. Schroeder, George Shea, Terry Sherrill, Jackie Simpson, Corky Smigiel, Joe Stabley, Fred Stevens, Patrick Strock, Don Thalman, Budd Thulin, Ron Toner, John Trotman, Charlie

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Crum, Dick Curci, Fran Dawkins, Pete Deromedi, Herb Dienhart, Mark Dombrowski, Jim Dorsey, John Dunlevy, Bob Ealey, Chuck Ebling, Jack Fehlberg, Rondo Frazier, Tommie Frerotte, Gus Gagliardi, Robert Gbaja-Biamila, Akbar Green, Jacob

Mallory, John Marcum, Bob Matthews, Loren Mayes, Derrick McGee, Mike McIlhenny, Lance McLellan, Bill Medhurst, Pete Millis, Tim Mizell, Eric Morton, Craig Myers, Gerald Novak, Joe Oakes, Jim O'Brien, Denny

Urick, Max Valdiserri, Roger Van Note, Jeff Vardell, Tommy Vruggink, Jim Wagner, Bob Walden, Jim Walker, Jay Walters, John Weber, Stan White, Jack Wine, George Woodruff, Dwayne Wright, Rick Yoshida, Hugh

About the Harris Interactive College Football Poll

The Harris Interactive College Football Poll is comprised of 115 panelists and includes former coaches, players, administrators and current and former media. Panelists are randomly drawn by Harris Interactive from among more than 300 nominations supplied by the 11 Football Bowl Subdivision (formerly Division I-A) conferences and independent institutions. The poll participants' names will be available at and the Harris Interactive College Football Poll rankings will be released and posted each week to the Harris Interactive website beginning on October 9. The first BCS Standings will be released on October 16. As in previous seasons, only the final season rankings for each individual HICFP participant will be released on BCS Selection Sunday, which will be December 4 this year.

About the Bowl Championship Series

The BCS is a five-game arrangement for post-season college football that is managed by the 11 Football Bowl Subdivision conferences and institutions. Its purpose is to match the two top-ranked teams in the final BCS standings in a national championship game and to create competitive match-ups in the four other BCS bowl games. For more information, visit


About Harris Interactive

Harris Interactive is one of the world's leading custom market research firms, leveraging research, technology, and business acumen to transform relevant insight into actionable foresight. Known widely for the Harris Poll and for pioneering innovative research methodologies, Harris offers expertise in a wide range of industries including healthcare, technology, public affairs, energy, telecommunications, financial services, insurance, media, retail, restaurant, and consumer package goods. Serving clients in over 215 countries and territories through our North American and European offices and a network of independent market research firms, Harris specializes in delivering research solutions that help us ­ and our clients ­ stay ahead of what's next. For more information, please visit

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