Due to increased traffic looking for BCS ranking information, I’ve decided to post 2007 final poll information. Before we get into the actual final rankings, I will describe each poll, just in case you’re not sure what each really is.

The AP Poll, or Associated Press Poll, is compiled by polling sportswriters across the nation. Each voter provides his/her own ranking of the top 25 teams in the nation. Each of the individual rankings are then combined to produce the national ranking by giving a team 25 points for a first place vote, 24 points for a second place vote and so forth down to one point for a twenty-fifth place vote. Ballots of the voting members in the AP Poll are made public. The following 65 sportswriters and broadcasters (and their corresponding affiliate) voted in the AP Poll for NCAA football for the 2006-2007 season.

  • Greg Archuleta, Albuquerque Journal
  • Steve Batterson, Quad City Times
  • Harold Bechard, Hutchinson News
  • David Birkett, The Oakland Press
  • Kirk Bohls, Austin American-Statesman
  • B.G. Brooks, Rocky Mountain News
  • Jimmy Burch, Fort Worth Star-Telegram
  • Angelique Chengelis, The Detroit News
  • Fred Cowgill, WLKY-TV
  • Brian Curtis, College Sports Television
  • Barker Davis, Washington Times
  • Susan Miller Degnan, Miami Herald
  • Joseph Duarte, Houston Chronicle
  • Aaron Fentress, The Oregonian
  • Ray Fittipaldo, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
  • Chris Fowler, ESPN
  • Jason Franchuk, Provo Daily Herald
  • Robert Gagliardi, Wyoming Tribune-Eagle
  • Joe Giglio, The News & Observer
  • Joey Goodman, The Lawton Constitution
  • Herb Gould, Chicago Sun-Times
  • Jeff Gravley, WRAL-TV
  • Tim Griffin, San Antonio Express-News
  • Joe Hawk, Las Vegas Review-Journal
  • Kirk Herbstreit, WBNS-AM/ESPN
  • Bob Holt, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
  • John Hoover, Tulsa World
  • Craig James, ABC
  • David Jones, Florida Today
  • Aditi Kinkhabwala, The Bergen Record
  • Jim Kleinpeter, New Orleans Times-Picayune (removed 11/15/06)
  • Doug Lesmerises, The Plain Dealer
  • Ferd Lewis, Honolulu Advertiser
  • Chris Low, The Tennessean
  • Stewart Mandel, SI.com
  • Matt McCoy, WTVN-AM
  • Joe Medley, Anniston Star
  • Jeff Metcalfe, Arizona Republic
  • Tom Mulhern, Wisconsin State Journal
  • Robbie Neiswanger, The Jackson Clarion-Ledger
  • Neill Ostrout, Connecticut Post
  • Kevin Pearson, Riverside Press-Enterprise
  • Joe Person, The State
  • Steve Phillips, WBIR-TV
  • Michael Pointer, The Indianapolis Star
  • Mike Prater, Idaho Statesman
  • Scott Rabalais, The Baton Rouge Advocate
  • Mike Radano, Courier-Post
  • Dave Rahme, Syracuse Post-Standard
  • Ray Ratto, San Francisco Chronicle
  • Chip Scroggins, Star Tribune of Minneapolis
  • Steven Sipple, Lincoln Journal Star
  • Jon Solomon, The Birmingham News
  • Bob Thomas, Florida Times-Union
  • Mark Tupper, Decatur Herald and Review
  • Ken Tysiac, The Charlotte Observer
  • Adam Van Brimmer, Savannah Morning News-Augusta
  • Mitch Vingle, Charleston Gazette
  • Michael Vega, The Boston Globe
  • Steve Warden, The Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
  • Jeff White, Richmond Times-Dispatch
  • Jason Whitlock, Kansas City Star
  • Jon Wilner, San Jose Mercury News
  • Bud Withers, Seattle Times
  • Scott Wolf, Los Angeles Daily News

The coaches poll, or the USA Today Coaches Poll, are compiled by the USA Today Board of Coaches, which is made up of 63 head coaches at Division I-A institutions. All coaches are members of the American Football Coaches Association. The following made up the 2006 Board of Coaches (and their corresponding school). those coaches who have been dismissed from position are noted with an asterisk.

  • Chuck Amato, N.C. State*
  • Frank Beamer, Virginia Tech
  • Mike Bellotti, Oregon
  • Jack Bicknell, Jr., Louisiana Tech
  • Larry Blakeney, Troy
  • Bobby Bowden, Florida State
  • Tommy Bowden, Clemson
  • Jeff Bower, Southern Miss
  • Gregg Brandon, Bowling Green
  • Art Briles, Houston
  • Mack Brown, Texas
  • Watson Brown, UAB
  • John Bunting, North Carolina*
  • Bill Callahan, Nebraska
  • Lloyd Carr, Michigan
  • Larry Coker, Miami (Fla.)*
  • Sylvester Croom, Mississippi State
  • Darrell Dickey, North Texas*
  • Bill Doba, Washington State
  • Randy Edsall, Connecticut
  • Dennis Franchione, Texas A&M
  • Phillip Fulmer, Tennessee
  • Joe Glenn, Wyoming
  • Walt Harris, Stanford*
  • Dan Hawkins, Colorado
  • Pat Hill, Fresno State
  • Terry Hoeppner, Indiana
  • Brady Hoke, Ball State
  • Brian Kelly, Central Michigan
  • Steve Kragthorpe, Tulsa
  • Mike Leach, Texas Tech
  • Rocky Long, New Mexico
  • Sonny Lubick, Colorado State
  • Dan McCarney, Iowa State
  • Les Miles, LSU
  • Shane Montgomery, Miami (Ohio)
  • Joe Novak, Northern Illinois
  • Houston Nutt, Arkansas
  • Tom O’Brien, Boston College
  • George O’Leary, Central Florida
  • Gary Patterson, TCU
  • Chris Petersen, Boise State
  • Bobby Petrino, Louisville
  • Mark Richt, Georgia
  • Mike Riley, Oregon State
  • Rich Rodriguez, West Virginia
  • Bobby Ross, Army
  • Greg Schiano, Rutgers
  • Howard Schnellenberger, Florida Atlantic
  • John L. Smith, Michigan State*
  • Mark Snyder, Marshall
  • Frank Solich, Ohio
  • Steve Spurrier, South Carolina
  • Rick Stockstill, Middle Tennessee
  • Bob Stoops, Oklahoma
  • Jeff Tedford, California
  • Joe Tiller, Purdue
  • Dick Tomey, San Jose State
  • Jim Tressel, Ohio State
  • Tommy Tuberville, Auburn
  • Charlie Weis, Notre Dame
  • Tyrone Willingham, Washington
  • Ron Zook, Illinois

The Harris Poll, or the Harris Interactive College Football Poll, is used to rank the top 25 college football teams each week from September all the way to the end of the regular football season. First, Division I-Bowl Subdivision college football conferences and independent institutions nominate prospective panelists. Then Harris randomly selects 114 members from the nominees to participate in the actual panel. From each week in September to the end of the regular college football season these 114 panelists vote on the particular ranking of teams. These rankings are then published and are used to determine 1/3 of the BCS standings.

The current BCS formula uses an average of the Coaches Poll, the Harris Poll, and the average of 6 computer calculated ranking systems. For the 2004-2005 season, which was the first season of the 3 poll average determining the BCS rank, the Associated Press Poll was used instead of the Harris Poll.
Well, this year’s rankings are as follows:

Rk. AP Poll Coaches Poll Harris Poll BCS Standing
1 Florida (64) Florida (63) Ohio State (112) Ohio State
2 Ohio State Ohio State Florida (1) Florida
3 LSU LSU Michigan Michigan
5 Boise State (1) Wisconsin Louisville USC
6 Louisville Boise State Wisconsin Louisville
7 Wisconsin Louisville USC Wisconsin
8 Michigan Auburn Oklahoma Boise State
9 Auburn Michigan Boise State Auburn
10 West Virginia West Virginia Auburn Oklahoma
11 Oklahoma Oklahoma Notre Dame (T-10) Notre Dame
12 Rutgers Rutgers West Virginia Arkansas
13 Texas Texas Arkansas West Virginia
14 California California Wake Forest Wake Forest
15 Arkansas Brigham Young Virginia Tech Virginia Tech
16 Brigham Young Arkansas Rutgers Rutgers
17 Notre Dame Wake Forest Texas Tennessee
18 Wake Forest Virginia Tech Tennessee California
19 Virginia Tech Notre Dame Brigham Young Texas
20 Boston College Boston College California Brigham Young
21 Oregon State TCU Texas A&M Texas A&M
22 TCU Oregon State Nebraska Oregon State
23 Georgia Tennessee Boston College Nebraska
24 Penn State Hawaii TCU Boston College
25 Tennessee Penn State Georgia Tech UCLA