Top 25 Team Rankings of the Harris Interactive College Football Poll

NEW YORK, Oct. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Today's Harris Interactive College Football PollSM shows the Top 25 results compiled from rankings submitted by the Harris Interactive panel of former coaches, players and administrators, and current and former members of the media.  The Top 5 teams remain intact from last week – Alabama, Oregon, Florida, Kansas State, and Notre Dame.  Alabama retains its No. 1 ranking with 109 first place votes.

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Highlights of October 21 Harris Interactive College Football Poll

Rank

Team

Record

Points

 

Previous Game
(weekend of Oct 20)

Next Game
(weekend of Oct 27)

Previous
Week's Rank

1

Alabama (109)

7-0

2,868

Beat Tennessee 44-13

No. 12 Mississippi State

1

2

Oregon (5)

7-0

2,727

Beat No. 24 Arizona State 43-21

Colorado

2

3

Florida (1)

7-0

2,622

Beat No. 7 South Carolina 44-11

No. 11 Georgia

3

4

Kansas State

7-0

2,571

Beat No. 15 West Virginia 55-14

No. 17 Texas Tech

4

5

Notre Dame

7-0

2,374

Beat BYU 17-14

at No. 7 Oklahoma

5

6

LSU

7-1

2,270

Beat No. 19 Texas A&M 24-19

Idle

6

7

Oklahoma

5-1

2,021

Beat Kansas 52-7

No. 5 Notre Dame

9

8

Oregon State

6-0

2,001

Beat Utah 21-7

at Washington

10

9

USC

6-1

1,934

Beat Colorado 50-6

at Arizona

11

10

Florida State

7-1

1,911

Beat Miami (FL) 33-20

Duke

8

11

Georgia

6-1

1,603

Beat Kentucky 29-24

No. 3 Florida

12

12

Mississippi State

7-0

1,602

Beat Middle Tennessee State 45-3

at No. 1 Alabama

14

13

Clemson

6-1

1,562

Beat Virginia Tech 38-17

at Wake Forest (Thur)

13

14

Louisville

7-0

1,324

Beat South Florida 27-25

Cincinnati (Fri)

16

15

Rutgers

7-0

1,205

Beat Temple 35-10

Kent State

17

16

South Carolina

6-2

1,189

Lost to No. 3 Florida 44-11

Tennessee

7

17

Texas Tech

6-1

1,074

Beat No. 22 TCU 56-53 (3OT)

at No. 4 Kansas State

21

18

Stanford

5-2

929

Beat California 21-3

Washington State

20

19

Boise State

6-1

762

Beat UNLV 32-7

at Wyoming

23

20

Michigan

5-2

490

Beat Michigan State 12-10

at Nebraska

NR

21

Texas A&M

5-2

465

Lost to No. 6 LSU 24-19

at Auburn

19

22

West Virginia

5-2

363

Lost to No. 4 Kansas State 55-14

Idle

15

23

Ohio

7-0

293

Idle

at Miami (OH)

NR

24

Texas

5-2

237

Beat Baylor 56-50

at Kansas

25

25

TCU

5-2

195

Lost to No. 21 Texas Tech 56-53 (3OT)

at Oklahoma State

22

Number of first place votes shown in parentheses.

Other teams receiving votes: Wisconsin 136; Nebraska 128; Louisiana Tech 127; Cincinnati 116; Oklahoma State 72; Toledo 44; Tulsa 39; Arizona State 37; NC State 31; Northwestern 17; Duke 10; Northern Illinois 7; UCLA 7; Nevada 6; Louisiana-Monroe 4; Iowa State 2.

Dropped out of Top 25: Cincinnati, Arizona State.

Poll Methodology and Process

The 2012 Harris Interactive College Football Poll is comprised of former players, coaches, administrators and current and former members of the media who have committed to submit rankings for the top 25 college football teams each week. These panelists were randomly selected from among more than 300 nominations submitted by the 11 Football Bowl Subdivision (formerly Division I-A) offices and the independent schools. The panel has been designed to be a statistically valid representation of all 11 Football Bowl Subdivision conferences and independent institutions. Today, 115 poll participants submitted their top 25 college football team rankings.  Harris Interactive applies a standard statistical practice that allows it to identify potential instability, error or bias associated with unusual ranking patterns.  Those rankings that are identified through the analysis are verified to ensure that each panelist's intent is accurately reflected.

This week's rankings and other information about the poll can be found at www.harrisinteractive.com/bcspoll and www.bcsfootball.org.

About Harris Interactive

Harris Interactive is one of the world's leading market research firms, leveraging research, technology, and business acumen to transform relevant insight into actionable foresight.  Known widely for the Harris Poll® and for pioneering innovative research methodologies, Harris offers proprietary solutions in the areas of market and customer insight, corporate brand and reputation strategy, and marketing, advertising, public relations and communications research.  Harris possesses expertise in a wide range of industries including health care, technology, public affairs, energy, telecommunications, financial services, insurance, media, retail, restaurant, and consumer package goods.  Additionally, Harris has a portfolio of multi-client offerings that complement our custom solutions while maximizing our client's research investment. Serving clients in more than 196 countries and territories through our North American and European offices, Harris specializes in delivering research solutions that help us - and our clients—stay ahead of what's next.  For more information, please visit www.harrisinteractive.com.

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