Legends poll intrigue: Terry Donahue vs. John Robinson


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Terry Donahue likes USC more than John Robinson does!

You read that right.

Donahue, the former UCLA coach, has USC ranked No. 7 this week in the weekly legends poll, composed of 18 former college football coaches. The poll is sponsored by The Sporting News.

Robinson, who led USC to a share of the national title in 1978, has USC No. 8.


Here is Robinson’s top 10 ballot:

1. Oklahoma
2. Texas
3. Alabama
4. Missouri
5. Penn State
6. Louisiana State
7. Brigham Young
8. USC
9. Texas Tech
10. Florida

Here is Donahue’s top 10:

1. Oklahoma
2. Missouri
3. LSU
4. Alabama
5. Texas
6. Penn State
7. USC
8. Georgia
9. BYU
10. Texas Tech

Oklahoma was the coaches’ unanimous No. 1 pick this week.

Reminder: the Legends poll is for entertainment purposes only. It is not affiliated with the Bowl Championship Series formula that determines the participants in this year’s national title game in South Florida.

-- Chris Dufresene