The BCS has created a new poll based on former players, coaches, administrators, as well as some media members.
What I like about this is that the new Harris poll won't start until a few weeks into the season. This should help eliminate all of the whining (usually from Big Televen country) when a highly rated team who is undefeated gets passed by another team who is also undefeated, but wasn't thought of as highly in July and August.
Unfortunately, it remains to be seen how much this poll will be affected by the early AP & USA Today Coaches polls. And when this first poll comes out, how much criticism will come from media commentators if the results differ from their own AP poll? Let's face it, polling is just a bunch of (semi-informed) opinions.