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Blog: Damon Evans will be a Harris Poll voter

Damon Evans took a job associated with college athletics earlier this year.

Now, the former Georgia athletic director will weigh in on the top teams in college football each week.

Evans is among the 105 voters on the Harris Poll, which debuts this season on Sunday.

It’s used, along with the USA Today coaches’ poll and computer rankings, to determine the two teams that play in the BCS national title game. The first BCS standings come out on Oct. 20.

The Harris poll voters include former coaches, players, administrators and media members.

Evans, forced out as Georgia AD in July, 2010 after a DUI arrest, is now with IMG College, where he heads a division that works with schools on fundraising.

“I look at it as another opportunity, a second chance for me to get back in a business that I have a strong passion for, the business of intercollegiate athletics,” Evans said in April.

Among other Harris voters this year: former Clemson coach Tommy Bowden, former Kentucky coach Rich Brooks, former Michigan coach Lloyd Carr, former SEC commissioner Roy Kramer, former South Carolina athletic director Mike McGee and sportswriters Ron Higgins, David Paschall and Tommy Hicks.

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