The Harris Polling company is taking over where the AP poll left off.
Plans are for 114 voters, made up of former coaches, players and administrators, plus media members.
Voting will not commence until several weeks into the season.
Ho-hum. It's another half solution. About the best you can do unless, as proposed by HeismanPundit, you go to either a playoff or the original system of relying on two polls.
There is only one solution: Either go to a playoff or go back to the old system, which more often than not got things right. We certainly can't do any worse than what is currently in place.
We're on the record as saying we're content with the current system. But, we absolutely loathe the idea of a playoff. So for us it's either status quo, or back to the antebellum days of the two polls.
Also, having been around several programs myself, I can also attest that administrators and coaches are for the most part, in no position to really have any foundation of an idea on what teams are really the best in the country. The linked story says former administrators and coaches will be involved, which might solve that dilemma but brings up another question... why?