I’m not sure what I find more interesting: knowing how all of the coaches who voted in this weekend’s BCS-impacting coaches poll, or this super cool presentation of the information by USA Today (who have displayed it similarly for the last couple of years). Say what you want about USA Today’s editorial content (and I will), their design work can be awesome.
At any rate, the most interesting thing to me is that Michigan State and San Jose State’s coaches thought that Missouri was a mere #12. Former Michigan savior Les Miles put them at #11.
Coaches poll results have only been public since the 2004 season, when several coaches ranked California, Berkeley bizarrely low in what was construed as an effort to get in Texas into the Rose Bowl. Of course, nothing was as embarrassing as the mess back in 2001 which ultimately led to Nebraska getting owned by Miami in the only Rose Bowl without the Big Ten or Pac Ten since WWII.