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Bonesville's O'Brien on Harris Poll panel

From staff reports

Harris Interactive announced Wednesday that it had finalized the recruitment of the panel for the 2006 Harris Interactive College Football Poll that has been commissioned by the Bowl Championship Series.

Bonesville columnist Denny O'Brien was tabbed as one of the voters in the poll, which for a second season will be one of the components in the BCS Standings Formula used to determine the two teams that will play in the BCS National Championship game and those that qualify for at-large selection.

O'Brien, an East Carolina alumnus, is also the editor of The Pirates' Chest magazine, which is published on behalf of the ECU Pirate Club by Bonesville Media Services.

This 2006 Harris Interactive College Football Poll is comprised of 114 panelists and includes former coaches, players, administrators and current and former media.

According to a release from the Rochester, NY-based market research firm, the panel was randomly drawn by Harris Interactive from among more than 300 nominations supplied by the 11 Division I-A conferences and independent institutions. The panel meets its criteria for sample design, Harris Interactive says, and is a statistically reliable representation of all 11 Division I-A conferences and independent institutions.

The participants’ names (listed below) will be posted to, and each week, beginning Sept. 24, the Harris Interactive College Football Poll overall rankings will be released and posted on the Web. Only for the final rankings of the season, on Dec. 3, will the participants’ individual rankings be released.

O'Brien has indicated that if Harris Interactive rules allow him to do so, he may disclose information about his own rankings in his weekly column.

The BCS formula for the 2006 season will consist of the 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 15th.

2006 Harris BCS Poll Voters

Adamle, Mike
Aillet, Bobby
Aldridge, Denny
Arnsparger, Bill
Bestwick, Dick
Biddle, Joe
Bishop, Blaine
Browning, Wilt
Bruce, Earle
Buckner, Brentson
Casciola, Bob
Cavagnaro, Charlie
Collier, Reggie
Corrigan, Gene
Crouthamel, Jake
Crowder, Eddie
Curci, Fran
Dawkins, Pete
Dickey, Doug
Dohn, Brian
Donnelly, Boots
Dooley, Bill
Dorsey, John
Duhé, Kevin
Emanuel, Bert
Esiason, Boomer
Fehlberg, Rondo
Fralic, Bill
Frederick, Bob
Glazier, David H.
Grace, Mike
Grammer, Geoff
Grim, Bob
Hammond, Tom
Harmon, Dick
Hicks, Tommy
Hines, Clarkston
Housel, David
Jacoby, Fred
Jacoby, Joe
Joe, J.J.
Johnson, Dr. Charles
Johnson, Scott
Joyner, Seth
Keech, Larry
Kerkhoff, Blair
Kern, Mike
Kolen, Mike
Kramer, Roy
Lapides, George
Lawless, Robert
Lawrence, David
Leach, Bobby
Lengyel, Jack
Lessig, James
Lewis, Ted
Limon, Iliana

Lucas, Mike
Lude, Mike
Luicci, Tom
Luis, Cindy
Mackovic, John
Mandich, Jim
Matthews, Loren
McCartney, Bill
McConnell, Joe
McGee, Mike
McIlhenny, Lance
McLellan, Bill
Melick, Ray
Miller, Ted
Molden, Alex
Moody, Darrell
Moran, Mike
Morse, Jim
Morton, Craig
Moss, Jack
Muster, Brad
Neverett, Tim
Newhouse, Dave
O'Brien, Denny
Paschall, David
Pearson, Mike
Perles, George
Podolak, Ed
Pont, John
Ponti, Gene
Preece, Steve
Richter, Pat
Rimington, Dave
Roach, Paul
Robinson, Earle
Roda, Kenny
Sandusky, Jerry
Schiller, Harvey
Schmidt, Dr. Terry R.
Smallwood, Irwin
Stephenson, Ron
Taylor, Rick
Thulin, Ron
Toner, John
Tuckett, Glenn
Urick, Max
Valdiserri, Roger
Vardell, Tommy
Wagner, Bob
Walden, Jim
Weaver, Douglas
Weedon, Frank
White, Jack
Windegger, Frank
Winder, Sammy
Yoshida, Hugh
Zeise, Paul

©2006 All rights rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. A Harris Interactive press release contributed to this report. Graphic courtesy of Harris Interactive.

02/23/2007 11:32:52 AM


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