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Newz Forum: FOOTBALL: COLLEGE: Report: AP pulls football poll out of BCS system

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posted on Dec, 21 2004 @ 05:03 PM
Apparent concern over the Bowl Championship Series process had led The Associated Press to pull its football poll from the BCS system used to select the national title game and the three other BCS bowls, The Boston Globe is reporting.

BCS coordinator Kevin Weiberg, the commissioner of the Big 12, told The Globe he has received a letter from AP indicating it wasn't comfortable being part of the process.

The move would take place starting next season. The BCS is expected to make a statement later Tuesday.

The eight teams selected for the four major bowls -- Orange, Rose, Sugar, and Fiesta -- are picked by the BCS, which uses a combination of the AP poll (voted on by writers and broadcasters), the ESPN/USA Today coaches' poll, and several computer rankings. Each segment receives a one-third weighting in picking the teams.

In the wake of Texas leapfrogging Cal for a BCS bowl bid, the Charlotte Observer announced it no longer will vote in The AP poll.




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