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Monday, December 3, 2012
How the B1G coaches voted in final poll

By Adam Rittenberg

The final regular-season polls are out, including the coaches' poll, which on Sunday revealed the final ballots from 59 FBS head coaches.

Six Big Ten coaches voted in this year's poll: Illinois' Tim Beckman, Wisconsin's Bret Bielema, Michigan State's Mark Dantonio, Michigan's Brady Hoke, Nebraska's Bo Pelini and Indiana's Kevin Wilson.

Politics and biases undoubtedly play out in the final balloting, so let's check out some notable votes from the Big Ten contingent.
Other notable coach votes:
Here's a quick look at the voting for each Big Ten team in the final poll (Ohio State and Penn State weren't eligible).

No. 17 Northwestern

High vote: 14, from Kentucky's Joker Phillips and South Carolina's Steve Spurrier (who also jabbed at the Wildcats on Sunday)

Low vote: Not ranked by multiple coaches

No. 21 Nebraska

High vote:15, by Oklahoma's Stoops, Spurrier and Arkansas State's Gus Malzahn

Low vote: Not ranked by multiple coaches

No. 22 Michigan

High vote: 15, by Hoke, Kelly and Rodriguez

Low vote: Not ranked by multiple coaches

No. 23 Wisconsin

High vote: 16, by Pelini and Sarkisian

Low vote: Not ranked by multiple coaches