The ballots are in and it's fun time once again. Yes, we're talking the annual review of how the coaches voted in the USA Today poll. You can join the fun. Here is the snazzy link to the coaches' poll and here is the disorganized link to the Harris Interactive Poll, which gives a vote to about any clown who proclaims to have knowledge of the game.
Let's start with Texas Tech's Mike Leach and Baylor's Art Briles. They are not all that impressed with Texas, ranking the Longhorns fifth. Leach voted Texas Tech No. 2.
Missouri's Gary Pinkel voted Oklahoma No. 1 and Texas No. 2. Texas' Mack Brown didn't return the favor, leaving Missouri off his ballot. He had Florida No. 1, Texas No. 2.
Seven Southeastern Conference coaches are among the 61 voters. Only one — Steve Spurrier — didn't vote Florida No. 1. Spurrier put Oklahoma at the top of his ballot.
Jon Wilner of the San Jose Mercury News has a good wrapup, breaking the voting into three categories: Utter Shamelessness, Slightly Shameless and Interesting But Understandable. He concludes with a brief look at the Harris Poll, where Larry Keech has Utah No. 1 and Boise State No. 2.