First place: Staff, The Tuscaloosa News, Tuscaloosa, Alabama

A championship sports staff and a championship college football team means the winners are the readers of The Tuscaloosa News. Well done to the entire staff, all of whom were necessary to support and augment the excellent work by the Sports staff in producing this coverage.

Second place: Staff, State Journal-Register, Springfield, Illinois
Third place: Staff, The Patriot Ledger, Quincy, Massachusetts