- Grantland Rice Award
Grantland RiceAward has been presented annually since 1954 to the
American footballteam adjudged by the Football Writers Association of America(FWAA) to be "national champion". Through 1991, voting was undertaken by the membership of the FWAA but has been conducted amongst a panel of four or five selected writers since 1992—by a Borda countvote through 1994 and thereafter by a single-team vote.
Beginning in 2002, the FWAA also began issuing a national poll to go along with the Grantland Rice Award. The poll's top team in the final poll is now awarded the Grantland Rice Award.
The FWAA Poll began in 2002, with the final poll's number one team awarded the Grantland Rice Award. From 2002-2006, the FWAA created a preseason poll before taking a six week hiatus, before issuing a weekly poll. In 2007, FWAA only created a preseason and final poll.
The chart below shows the FWAA's top teams for each week.
Bowl Championship Series
Mythical National Championship
NCAA Division I-A national football championship
Harris Interactive College Football Poll
* [http://www.sportswriters.net/fwaa/awards/rice/index.html Official site]
* [http://homepages.cae.wisc.edu/~dwilson/rsfc/history/kirlin/FWAA.html Voting archive]
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