DALLAS (FWAA) – The 2011 season marks the 10th straight
season that the Football Writers Association of America will
present a National Team of the Week. Sponsored by the Tostitos
Fiesta Bowl since 2005, the recipient will be announced each
Monday during the season.
games being played on Sunday and Monday of this holiday weekend,
the first Tostitos Fiesta Bowl National Team of the Week
this season will be unveiled on Tuesday, Sept. 6.
Since 2002, a national committee of FWAA members votes on the
winner, and this season the association's prestigious All-America
committee will once again provide the voting panel.
"The Tostitos Fiesta Bowl is proud to support the National Team
of the Week," Fiesta Bowl board chairman Duane Woods said. "We're
grateful for the FWAA's partnership and the hard work of our selectors.
We're looking forward to another great college football season."
Last season, seven conferences were represented among the 12
recipients. For a complete list of all-time recipients, visit the
Founded in 1971, the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl has hosted seven
games that have decided the college football national championship,
including four Bowl Championship Series title games. This season,
the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl will be played on Jan. 2, 2012, at University
of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz., and the Insight Bowl will
be played on Dec. 30, 2011, at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Ariz.
The Football Writers Association of America, a non-profit
organization founded in 1941, consists of more than 1,200 men and
women who cover college football for a living. The membership includes
journalists, broadcasters and publicists, as well as key executives
in all the areas that involve the game. The FWAA works to govern
areas that include gameday operations, major awards and its annual
All-America team. For more information about the FWAA and its award
programs, contact Steve Richardson at email@example.com or 972-713-6198.
• All-Time FWAA
National Teams of the Week
|2011 FWAA ALL-AMERICA
||Salt Lake Tribune
||Fort Collins Coloradoan
||Des Moines Register
||Phil Steele Publications