Oklahoma State's 44-10 faceplanting of rival Oklahoma impressed a lot of people, but three voters in the Harris Interactive Poll didn't think much of it.
Former Notre Dame player Derrick Mayes (top left), former Hawaii coach Bob Wagner (center) and former Iowa sports information director George Wine (right) ranked the Cowboys No. 6 on their ballots. All ballots of the 115 voters in the poll were made public Monday, one day after it was determined that Louisiana State and Alabama would play in the Bowl Championship Series title game on Jan. 9 in New Orleans.
Mayes and Wagner had the same top six — LSU, Alabama, Stanford, Boise State, Oregon and Oklahoma State. Wine's ballot was even more of a head-scratcher. He had the same top four — LSU, Alabama, Stanford and Boise State — but put Houston at No. 5, one spot ahead of the Cowboys.
"I think the BCS is just a mess," Wine said. "I think college football is crying for a playoff system. This voting is highly subjective. I realize that voting is subjective and often arbitrary. I probably don't do as much research ... but who the hell knows whether Oregon is better than Wisconsin?"