Harris Interactive® Announces 2013 Harris Interactive College Football Poll Panelists

03 Oct, 2013, 12:57 ET from Harris Interactive

NEW YORK, Oct. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Harris Interactive®, a leading global market research firm, has finalized the recruitment of the panel for the 2013 Harris Interactive College Football PollSM (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).

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2013 Harris Interactive College Football Poll Panel

Aldridge, Denny

Gottfried, Joe

Orsini, Steve

Anderson, Bob

Graber, Doug

Paschall, David

Bates, James

Grim, Bob

Phillips, Terry Don

Batten, Sammy

Grosscup, Lee

Pinkett, Allen

Biddle, Joe

Herrmann, Mark

Plank, Doug

Bishop, Blaine

Hicks, Tommy

Preece, Steve

Bowden, Tommy

Higgins, Ron

Reghi, Michael

Braine, Dave

Hogewood, Mike

Richter, Pat

Brandt, Gil

Horning, David

Roda, Kenny

Brooks, Rich

Housel, David

Sanders, Gary

Brown, Chip

Husak, Todd

Schmidt, Terry R.

Burget, Grant

Joe, J.J.

Sherrill, Jackie

Carlin, Chris

Johnson, Scott

Simpson, Corky

Carr, Lloyd

Jude, Adam

Skinner, Riley

Cavagnaro, Charlie

Kerkhoff, Blair

Smigiel, Joe

Cavender, Pete

Kern, Mike

Sparks, Adam

Chengelis, Angelique

King, Shaun

Stabley, Fred

Collins, Tony

Kramer, Roy

Strock, Don

Condron, Bob

Kreckman, Nate

Teel, David

Corrigan, Gene

Leach, Bobby

Thomas, Mel

Crum, Dick

Logan, Jeff

Thompson, Darrell

Curci, Fran

Lude, Mike

Tribble, Keith

Dawkins, Pete

Luicci, Tom

Trotman, Charlie

DeFilippo, Gene

Lyell, Kelly

Urick, Max

Deromedi, Herb

Mallory, John

Valdiserri, Roger

Dienhart, Mark

Marcum, Bob

Van Note, Jeff

Dorsey, John

Mayes, Derrick

Vardell, Tommy

Dunlevy, Bob

McGee, Mike

Vruggink, Jim

Ealey, Chuck

Medhurst, Pete

Walden, Jim

Ebling, Jack

Millis, Tim

Walker, Jay

Evans, Damon

Mizell, Eric

Walters, John

Fehlberg, Rondo

Morton, Craig

White, Jack

Gagliardi, Robert

Novak, Joe

Woodruff, Dwayne

Giannini, Richard

Oakes, Jim

Wright, Rick

Goin, Bob

O'Brien, Denny

Yoshida, Hugh


About the Harris Interactive College Football Poll

The Harris Interactive College Football Poll is comprised of 105 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 10 Football Bowl Subdivision (formerly Division I-A) conferences and independent institutions.

The poll participants' names will be available at www.harrisinteractive.com/bcspoll and the Harris Interactive College Football Poll rankings will be released and posted each week to the Harris Interactive website beginning on October 13.  The first BCS Standings will be released on October 20.  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 8 this year.

About the Bowl Championship Series

The BCS is a five-game arrangement for post-season college football that is managed by the 10 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 www.bcsfootball.org.

About Harris Interactive

Harris Interactive is one of the world's leading 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 proprietary solutions in the areas of market and customer insight, corporate brand and reputation strategy, and marketing, advertising, public relations and communications research.  Harris possesses expertise in a wide range of industries including health care, technology, public affairs, energy, telecommunications, financial services, insurance, media, retail, restaurant, and consumer package goods.  Additionally, Harris has a portfolio of multi-client offerings that complement our custom solutions while maximizing our client's research investment. Serving clients in more than 196 countries and territories through our North American and European offices, Harris specializes in delivering research solutions that help us - and our clients—stay ahead of what's next.  For more information, please visit www.harrisinteractive.com.

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