Are the ballots for the Coach’s poll made public at all?
At the end of the season.
I wonder if there are any statistics on how the coaches rate their own teams on ballots.
Unfortunately, no, mainly because so many coaches hand their ballot off to a SID or intern during the season. That’s why the only ballots that are released are at the end as that is usually when they know (or assume) that all the coaches are actually voting since many of them actually have time.
There was a ton of controversy about it during the BCS era when the poll mattered, but these days, the coaches poll is basically a relic since it has no bearing on anything.
Tom Herman is one of the selected coaches this year.