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The Amway Coaches’ Poll – which has been in existence since 1950 – is voted on by the utmost experts (the coaches). The Poll is conducted weekly throughout the regular season using a panel of head coaches at Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) schools. Each coach submits a Top 25 with a first-place vote worth 25 points, second place 24, and so on down to one point for 25th. The Preseason Poll  will be updated weekly during the season for 17 weeks starting in early September.


 Ohio State 14-1 1598 62 NR 0
2 TCU 12-1 1487 1 NR 0
3 Alabama 12-2 1452 1 NR 0
4 Baylor 11-2 1365 0 NR 0
5 Oregon 13-2 1260 0 NR 0
6 Michigan State 11-2 1230 0 NR 0
7 Auburn 8-5 1103 0 NR 0
8 Florida State 13-1 1057 0 NR 0
9 Georgia 10-3 1026 0 NR 0
10 USC 9-4 1014 0 NR 0
11 Notre Dame 8-5 883 0 NR 0
12 Clemson 10-3 838 0 NR 0
13 LSU 8-5 727 0 NR 0
14 UCLA 10-3 697 0 NR 0
15 Ole Miss 9-4 668 0 NR 0
16 Arizona State 10-3 577 0 NR 0
17 Georgia Tech 11-3 573 0 NR 0
18 Wisconsin 11-3 470 0 NR 0
19 Oklahoma 8-5 407 0 NR 0
20 Arkansas 7-6 377 0 NR 0
21 Stanford 8-5 365 0 NR 0
22 Arizona 10-4 299 0 NR 0
23 Missouri 11-3 229 0 NR 0
24 Boise State 12-2 190 0 NR 0
25 Tennessee 7-6 166 0 NR 0


Hot Weather 2High school football teams across the state are allowed to practice but, it’s been hard to make good time outside. Temperatures in Tennessee combined with the humidity is making it difficult. And the TSSAA is watching.

The TSSAA Board of Control passed a proposal that requires a heat policy for all its member schools. The requirements of the policy include adjustments which must be made for activities depending on the heat index at the location where the activities take place. The TSSAA Heat policy is the minimum standard that member schools must follow. The TSSAA Heat policy will prohibit schools from practicing or competing when the heat index at the location of the activity is in excess of 104 degrees Fahrenheit.

Practice in pads may begin NFHS Week 4.  For 2015, this will be Monday, July 27th. Practice time in pads may not exceed 3 hours in a single practice.If there are multiple practices in pads on a single day, only one session per day should include full contact.  The total practice time in pads may not exceed 5 hours, with practices separated by at least three hours of rest in a cool environment.   4. No student shall participate in multiple practices in pads on consecutive days.  Helmets may be worn at any time.  A practice would be considered a practice in pads if shoulder pads and/or football pants with or without pads are worn.  If weather postpones a practice in pads, the practice may resume after conditions are deemed safe and the remainder of the allotted practice time may be completed.

An Emergency Action Plan (EAP) with clearly defined written and practiced protocols should be developed and placed at every high school. A customized emergency action plan, can be developed at the following link:

SoftballTennessee Softball Coaches Association All-Star game to be played Monday, June 15, Eddie Campbell Field at Columbia State Community College. At 1:30 p.m. round-robin tripleheader involving the East, Middle and West Tennessee All-Stars. The top players from the three teams will be selected to represent Tennessee in the annual Kentucky versus Tennessee All-Star game slated June 23 at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green. Check out the rosters here.

Deer PicNASHVILLE — The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has announced the application period for the 2015 Wildlife Management Area (WMA) Big Game Quota Hunts, the regular elk, youth elk, and WMA Youth will run from June 11 through July 23.

Entries must be submitted before midnight (CDT) July 23. The WMA hunting instruction sheet lists locations and dates for each of the quota hunts along with drawing rules and regulations. Instruction sheets can be obtained and applications made for the hunts at any TWRA license agent, TWRA regional office or online at the TWRA website, Mailed applications will not be processed into the drawing system.

There is no fee for current Annual Sportsman License holders, Lifetime Sportsman License holders, or seniors possessing a Type 167 permit in addition to their permanent senior citizen license. For all other applicants, there is a non-refundable $10 permit fee for each drawing entered. There is a $1 agent fee for applications made at a license agent. When applying at a license agent, hunters must remain at the location while the application is processed to verify the information is correct on the receipt.

For applications made on the internet, there is a $2 internet usage fee. An internet application is not complete until the applicant gets a Temporary Authorization Number, which is found on the Purchase Confirmation page. If entering multiple quota hunts, a person must pay the permit and agent fee(s) for each quota hunt application submitted.

The WMA (elk hunts excluded) priority point system gives a priority point for each year a hunter participates (this year a maximum of 10 points) without being successfully drawn for a hunt. Applicants drawn for a hunt last year will start over with a priority of zero.

After all the drawings are conducted, leftover permits will be sold on-line, on a first-come, first-serve basis beginning Aug. 26 at 8 a.m. (CDT).

The state’s seventh elk hunt will be held Oct. 19-23, 2015 at the North Cumberland WMA. As in the previous hunts, five individuals will be selected to participate. Four of the participants will be selected through a computer drawing conducted by the TWRA. The fifth participant will be the recipient of a permit that is donated to a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), which will be announced at a later date. That permit will be auctioned with proceeds going to the elk program.

For the fourth year, a Young Sportsman Elk Hunt will be held Oct. 24-25. Those applying must be ages 13-16 years old at the time of the hunt. Youth who submit an application for the regular elk quota hunt are not permitted to apply for the youth elk hunt.

Riley Delgado

Riley Delgado

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – In conjunction with the American Baseball Coaches Association, the NJCAA announced Wednesday the winners of the 2015 ABCA/Rawlings Gold Glove Awards®.

Honoring the top defensive player from each district, selections were made by each division’s respective sport committee. In order to be eligible for the honor, student-athletes must have been nominated by their respective region.

This exciting news includes accolades for a Columbia State Charger baseball standout. Riley Delgado, a short-stop was the receiver of the top award for the best short-stop in the nation. Delgado is the third of three brothers who played for Head Coach Mike Corn at CSCC. Casey, the first of the three was a standout pitcher who also play at Austin Peay. Dustin the second was also a standout infielder. He is currently playing at Middle Tennessee.

Riley put up very good stats throughout his career at Columbia State. His best defensive year was this year. Below is a list of the nine players selected nationwide.

2015 NJCAA Golden Gloves