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Regions Bank sponsors AP Top 25 football poll as it enters its 86th season


This is the third season that Regions is sponsoring these traditions.


AP is scheduled to release the AP Top 25 preseason poll on Monday, August 15. The AP All-America Preseason Squad, an extension of the longest running honor roll of the nation’s best players, will be released a week later on Monday, Aug. 22.


The first poll of the regular season will be released on Tuesday, September 6. The remaining regular season polls will be released each Sunday through the end of the regular season, with the final poll of the season moving a few hours after the College Football Playoff National Championship on Jan. 9.


The preseason poll and preseason All-America team will be announced on AP Lines at 12 p.m. ET and posted on the AP College Football Poll page, the AP News app, and on @AP_Top25 on Twitter. AP will also provide additional analysis and details on the AP News platform.


In addition to the AP Top 25 Poll, Regions Bank will sponsor AP’s full suite of post-season awards, including AP All-America Team, AP Coach of the Year and AP Player of the Year. . The honors will be announced in December, after the end of the regular season.


“AP Top 25 polls, All-America teams and other honors are steeped in college football history and spoken about every season by fans, other media and the programs themselves,” said Barry Bedlan. , AP’s global text, data and news director. markets products. “Regions recognize the importance of these AP traditions, and we are excited to continue working with them”


An expert panel of sportswriters and AP-affiliated media outlets across the country decide the AP Top 25, a tradition that has been going since 1936, and name preseason All-America players for each position. to the first and second teams. The first AP All-America team was selected in 1925, a decade before the first Heisman Trophy.


In 2019, Regions Bank became the first sponsor of the long and storied history of the AP Top 25 poll. It will also feature AP College Football writer Ralph Russo’s weekly game picks, which are published each Wednesday, and the weekly podcast AP’s Top 25 also hosted by Russo.


“Regions has been a sponsor of collegiate athletics for more than 25 years,” said Regions Chief Marketing Officer Abbas Merchant. “As the official bank of the Southeastern Conference, we know how college sports help unite our communities through historic rivalries, game day excitement, and every school’s traditions. We’re proud to do our part to support students, student-athletes, and anyone who loves college football by continuing to bring the AP Top 25 to fans around the world.


The sponsorship was secured in collaboration with Undertone, a leader in cross-platform synchronized digital branding for the world’s most important brands. Undertone will provide additional brand sponsorship distribution through its digital ad formats on hundreds of premium publisher sites and apps.


“We are honored to continue our relationship with Regions and The Associated Press and look forward to an exciting 2022 football season,” said Dan Aks, President of Undertone. “Our collaboration marks the start of an exciting pre-season and sponsorship. With football being one of the most popular sports to view content for brands, the poll will highlight the best teams to watch throughout throughout the season.


More than 60 sportswriters and broadcasters vote weekly throughout each season to decide the AP Top 25. All of the Voters have extensive experience covering college football. The poll is determined by a simple point system based on how each voter ranks the top college football teams. A team receives 25 points for each vote for first place, 24 for second place and so on until the 25th team, who receives one point. The standings are established by listing the teams’ point totals from highest to lowest. The mathematical formula is the same as that used for the AP Top 25 rankings for men’s and women’s college basketball.


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About the Regions Financial Corporation

Regions Financial Corporation (NYSE:RF), with $161 billion in assets, is a member of the S&P 500 Index and is one of the nation’s largest full-service providers of retail and commercial banking, wealth management and mortgage products and services. Regions serves customers in the South, Midwest and Texas and, through its subsidiary, Regions Bank, operates approximately 1,300 banking offices and more than 2,000 ATMs. Regions Bank is an Equal Housing Lender and Member of the FDIC. Additional information about Regions and its full line of products and services is available at www.regions.com.

About undertone

Undertone, a division of Perion Network Ltd. (NASDAQ: PERI), provides cutting-edge technology solutions to the world’s leading brands. Its proprietary synchronized digital branding combines data, distribution, and creation to deliver cohesive stories across all critical touchpoints: screens, platforms, and a seamless, customizable roster of elite publishers. The AI-powered platform eliminates fragmentation, provides much-needed revenue to publishers, and most importantly, ensures brand messages are contextually relevant. Undertone creates stunning campaigns that align with KPIs, always with beautiful creative and in brand-safe environments. Learn more at www.undertone.com.

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