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Amway Coaches Poll panel will only include voters from schools playing this fall

A different college football season in 2020 will require a unique approach to handling the Amway Coaches Poll this fall.

With only 76 currently scheduled to start play next month due to the COVID-19 pandemic, an adjustment will be made to the panel of coaches serving as voters. The 2020 panel established this summer includes 65 coaches among the 130 schools in the Bowl Subdivision. Each of those 65 coaches participated in the preseason poll released Aug. 6.

Due to decisions by the Big Ten, Pac-12, Mid-American Conference and Mountain West and four other schools to not play in the fall, the teams of those schools will not be eligible to receive votes and the respective coaches from the panel will not cast ballots this fall.