Monday, December 3, 2012
How did the coaches vote?
By Ted Miller
USA Today allows coaches to keep their votes secret much of the season, which is a horrible idea, but the coaches' final regular-season polls are published, which is nice.
USA Today uses a graphic here to show the votes.
Here are how the Pac-12 coaches voted conference teams.
- Todd Graham, Arizona State: 3. Oregon; 4. Stanford; 14. Oregon State; 17. UCLA. Graham voted his Sun Devils 20th.
- Mike Leach, Washington State: 3. Oregon; 6. Stanford; 14. Oregon State; 15. UCLA
- Mike Riley, Oregon State: 2. Oregon (Riley had his alma mater, Alabama, third); 7. Stanford; 14. Oregon State; 17. UCLA.
- Rich Rodriguez, Arizona: 4. Oregon (Rodriguez had Florida third); 8. Stanford; 14. Oregon State; 22. UCLA
- Steve Sarkisian, Washington: 3. Oregon; 5. Stanford; 14. Oregon State; 20. UCLA
- Jeff Tedford, California: 3. Oregon; 6. Stanford; 14. Oregon State; 23. UCLA
Seems like everyone believes Oregon State is 14th.
Two coaches ranked Oregon second: Riley and Fresno State's Tim DeRuyter, who's team lost to Oregon 42-25. DeRuyter also joined San Diego State's Rocky Long in voting the Beavers 12th.
Now, it's time to give suggestions for future enemies lists.
Who disrespected your team?!
Oregon was ranked from Nos. 2 through 6 by everybody. Almost. West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen ranked the Ducks No. 8, lowest among all the coaches by two spots.
Vanderbilt's James Franklin, former Kentucky coach Joker Phillips and Louisiana-Lafayette's Mark Hudspeth ranked Stanford 12th. Graham, you might note, had Stanford fourth.
There was a lot of unanimity on Oregon State, but Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher ranked the Beavers 19th.
San Jose State's Mike MacIntyre ranked UCLA 25th. Middle Tennessee coach Rick Stockstill ranked the Bruins 15th.