How Did Mountain West Coaches Vote In Final USA TODAY Top 25 Poll?

How Did Mountain West Coaches Vote In Final USA TODAY Top 25 Poll?

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How Did Mountain West Coaches Vote In Final USA TODAY Top 25 Poll?


How Did Mountain West Coaches Vote In Final USA TODAY Top 25 Poll


Five Mountain West coaches vote in the poll.


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Who voted who?

The USA TODAY and the Associated Press top 25 polls are basically for show since the only top 25 that matters is the College Football Playoff rankings.

However, the final USA TODAY poll has the coaches reveal its ballot, and there are five Mountain West coaches involved. Let’s look over its ballots and how they ranked the Mountain West counterparts.

The Mountain West had three teams ranked in the final poll after the regular season with Fresno State leading the way at 21, then Utah State at 23 then Boise State at No. 24.

Jeff Tedford, Fresno State: The only Mountain West team he ranked has his own Bulldogs team at No. 16. He did rank Army and Cincinnati at the tail end of his ballot at 24th and 25th. Not sure why that was the case since his Bulldogs defeated the Broncos in overtime.

Rocky Long, San Diego State: Long put the Mountain West champion Fresno State Bulldogs at No. 16, but he did also put Boise State and Utah State in the top 20 at No. 19 and No. 20.

Bryan Harsin, Boise State: With the Mountain West title game being so close, Harsin placed Fresno State just one spot higher than his Boise State team at No. 19 and then No. 20, and he put Utah State at the 23rd position.

Jay Norvell, Nevada: The Wolf Pack head coach ranked just two Mountain West teams. Fresno State earned his No. 21 spot and then Boise State was at No. 25.

Troy Calhoun, Air Force: The Falcons head coach also ranked both Mountain West teams from the title game by placing Fresno State at No. 19 and then Boise State a few spots behind them at No. 22. He also ranked Utah State at No. 23. Calhoun also was the highest on Central Florida — along with Middle Tennessee State’s Brent Stockstill — and put them at No. 4.

FINAL USA TODAY COACHES POLL

25. Army Black Knights 9-2 (25) 114

24. Boise State Broncos 10-3 (20) 122

23. Utah State Aggies 10-2 (24) 125

22. Northwestern Wildcats 8-5 (21) 159

21. Fresno State Bulldogs 11-2 (23) 357

20. Texas A&M Aggies 8-4 (22) 388

19. Utah Utes 9-3 (17) 411

18. Mississippi State Bulldogs 8-4 (19) 501

17. Syracuse Orange 9-3 (18) 505

16. West Virginia Mountaineers 8-3 (16) 683

15. Kentucky Wildcats 9-3 (15) 696

14. Texas Longhorns 9-4 (9) 776

13. Washington State Cougars 10-2 (13) 856

12. Penn State Nittany Lions 9-3 (12) 889

11. LSU Tigers 9-3 (14) 899

10. Florida Gators 9-3 (10) 976

9. Washington Huskies 10-3 (11) 1046

8. Michigan Wolverines 10-2 (8) 1122

7. UCF Knights 12-0 (7) 1218

6. Georgia Bulldogs 11-2 (4) 1316

5. Ohio State Buckeyes 12-1 (6) 1326

4. Oklahoma Sooners 12-1 (5) 1375

3. Notre Dame Fighting Irish 13-0 (3) 1460

2. Clemson Tigers 13-0 (2) 1538

1. Alabama Crimson Tide 13-0 (1) 1598

Others Receiving Votes: Iowa State 87, NC State 63, Cincinnati 62, Missouri 61, Appalachian State 32, Iowa 19, Stanford 9, Oregon 5, UAB 4, Buffalo 1, Georgia Southern 1

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