College football poll voter removed

Thursday, November 16th 2006, 5:34 am
By: News On 6

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A voter for The Associated Press college football poll was removed from the poll board because he made a mistake when he voted Oklahoma lower in this week's rankings.

Jim Kleinpeter of The Times-Picayune of New Orleans said yesterday he tried to find the score of the OU-Texas Tech game on Saturday but couldn't.

Kleinpeter says while he was in the press box at the Alabama-LSU game, he asked about the Big 12 Conference matchup and was told that the Sooners had lost.

OU actually rallied from a 14-point deficit to beat Texas Tech 34-24.

Because he believed the Sooners lost, Kleinpeter dropped OU from 15th to 24th on his ballot.

The Sooners actually moved up from Number 17 to 16th in the current poll.

AP sports editor Terry Taylor says the board understands mistakes will happen, but thought this one could've been prevented.