Sept. 4: Rutgers Sept. 11: Fresno State Sept. 18: Auburn Sept. 25: Navy Oct. 2: Northwestern Oct. 9: Army Oct. 16: Wisconsin Oct. 23: Mississippi State Oct. 30: North Carolina Nov. 6: Notre Dame Nov. 13: Michigan State Nov. 20: Utah Nov. 27: Syracuse
Football Writers Association of America Sept. 10, 2004
For Immediate Release
Contact: Ted Gangi
214-823-7992
BCS title game partners with FWAA
FEDEX ORANGE BOWL TO SPONSOR
FWAA NATIONAL TEAM OF THE WEEK

DALLAS (FWAA) The FedEx Orange Bowl, host of the 2005 Bowl Championship Series title game, will sponsor the Football Writers Association of America's National Team of the Week award this season.

FedEx Orange Bowl

The FedEx Orange Bowl National Team of the Week will be announced each Monday of the college football season through Nov. 29. The team of the week is selected by the 16 pollsters in the FWAA's Grantland Rice Super 16 Poll. The weekly honor, given to a team that produces each week's best performance, was introduced in conjunction with the FWAA's national poll for the 2002 college football season.

"We are excited to be a part of the FWAA's National Team of the Week, said Orange Bowl Committee President Christopher E. Knight. "The Orange Bowl Committee has had a long and illustrious relationship with college football over the past 70 years and with this being a National Championship year for South Florida nothing pleases us more to recognize the nation's best week to week."

Founded in 1935, the FedEx Orange Bowl will match the two top-ranked teams in the BCS standings this season. It will be played at Miami's Pro Player Stadium on Jan. 4, 2005.

"To be associated with the Football Writers Association of America in honoring the college football National Team of the Week throughout the 2004 season will only enhance the Road to the FedEx Orange Bowl 2005 National Championship," said Orange Bowl Committee Chief Executive Officer Keith R. Tribble.

The 26 teams of the week through the first two seasons of the award's history have represented seven different conferences. Three schools California, Florida and Miami have been two-time winners. Miami won the award twice in 2003.

For more information about the FedEx Orange Bowl National Team of the Week, go to www.footballwriters.com or www.orangebowl.org.

2004 FWAA/GRANTLAND RICE SUPER 16 POLLSTERS
EAST SOUTH MIDWEST WEST
Mark Blaudschun
Boston Globe
Mike Griffith
Knoxville News-Sentinel
Brian Davis
The Dallas Morning News
Steve Henson
Los Angeles Times
Jordan Burchette
CSTV | Maxim Online
Ron Higgins
The Commercial Appeal
Dennis Dodd
CBS SportsLine
Natalie Meisler
Denver Post
Frank Coyle
MSNBC | draftinsiders.com
Stewart Mandel
si.com
Pete Fiutak
College Football News
Ted Miller
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Lenn Robbins
New York Post
Jeff Shain
Miami Herald
Darryl Richards
Freelance
Bob Moran
East Valley Tribune