Bruce Thorson-US PRESSWIRE
The final Coaches Poll of the year is a treasure trove of insights and whimsy, none greater than whatever Bret Bielema's card appeared to have told him to do.
Update: USA Today takes the fall.
Here is the breakdown of how every Coaches Poll coach* voted in a poll that really, really matters and actively counts towards the national championship and helps determine which schools get to bring back multi-million dollar paydays to their conferences and which schools have to play in the middle of nowhere for nickels. This is a poll that matters, counts toward the BCS, is important and affects literally millions of lives and hundreds of livelihoods.
It appears Bret Bielema got OU and Ok. State confused on his Coaches Poll ballot. Had OSU No. 11 and OU unranked: usat.ly/VdYxAj— Royce Young (@dailythunder) December 2, 2012
That's 10-2 Oklahoma, which might go to the Sugar Bowl, and 7-5 Oklahoma State. Oklahoma beat Oklahoma State. There is no way anyone thinks Oklahoma State is that much better, if at all, than Oklahoma.
Elsewhere, James Franklin is a raging SEC homer, Brady Hoke is a classic man of classic tastes, Tommy Tuberville finds time for an old friend in Alabama, and Nick Saban does not rank his alma mater.
* Coaches don't actually vote in this thing. They have work to do. This falls to athletic department employees in almost every case. Those are the people who make these votes that
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