Coaches’ Poll Will Go On After BCS Is Gone

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The weekly college football coaches’ poll will go on, though it won’t have a direct say in which teams play for the national championship anymore.

Grant Teaff, president of the American Football Coaches Association, says the poll that started in 1965 will continue. Sponsored for more than 20 years by USA Today, the coaches’ poll had been part of the formula used by the BCS to determine which teams play in the championship game.

The Bowl Championship Series is being replaced next season by the College Football Playoff. The four teams that will participate in the national semifinals will be picked by a selection committee.

Teaff says: “Our coaches believe their poll will be equally as significant in the future as it has been in the past 64 years.”

Source: Associated Press