The group had decided to withhold the final ballots in the USA Today coaches poll beginning with the 2010 season on advice from the Gallup World Poll. Today, the AFCA announced that ballots will remain public.
The reason, according to AFCA spokesman Todd Bell, was a strong sentiment for transparency expressed by Football Bowl Subdivision coaches in a poll.
"The AFCA agreed to be a part of the BCS selection process when we were asked by the commissioners in 1998," AFCA executive director Grant Teaff said in a statement. "As with past decisions by the AFCA and the FBS head coaches, we are again acting in what the coaches believe to be the best interest of the game."
-- Chuck Carlton