Top 25 Team Rankings of the Harris Interactive College Football Poll

NEW YORK, Oct. 28, 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.  Alabama and Oregon retained the top two spots after impressive wins, while Kansas State, Notre Dame, and LSU all moved up in the rankings after Florida's loss to Georgia.

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Highlights of October 28 Harris Interactive College Football Poll

Rank

Team

Record

Points

Previous Game

Next Game

Previous Week's Rank

(weekend of Oct 27)

(weekend of Nov 3)

1

Alabama (109)

8-0

2,868

Beat No. 12 Mississippi State 38-7

at No. 5 LSU

1

2

Oregon (5)

8-0

2,725

Beat Colorado 70-14

at No. 16 USC

2

3

Kansas State (1)

8-0

2,656

Beat No. 17 Texas Tech 55-24

No. 25 Oklahoma State

4

4

Notre Dame

8-0

2,553

Beat No. 7 Oklahoma 30-13

Pittsburgh

5

5

LSU

7-1

2,382

Idle

No. 1 Alabama

6

6

Georgia

7-1

2,205

Beat No. 3 Florida 17-9

Ole Miss

11

7

Florida State

8-1

2,193

Beat Duke 48-7

Idle

10

8

Florida

7-1

2,061

Lost to No. 11 Georgia 17-9

Missouri

3

9

Clemson

7-1

1,917

Beat Wake Forest 42-13

at Duke

13

10

Louisville

8-0

1,714

Beat Cincinnati 34-31

Temple

14

11

South Carolina

7-2

1,588

Beat Tennessee 38-35

Idle

16

12

Oklahoma

5-2

1,473

Lost to No. 5 Notre Dame 30-13

at Iowa State

7

13

Oregon State

6-1

1,449

Lost to Washington 20-17

Arizona State

8

14

Stanford

6-2

1,307

Beat Washington State 24-17

at Colorado

18

15

Mississippi State

7-1

1,231

Lost to No. 1 Alabama 38-7

No. 18 Texas A&M

12

16

USC

6-2

1,200

Lost to Arizona 39-36.

No. 2 Oregon

9

17

Boise State

7-1

1,142

Beat Wyoming 45-14

San Diego State

19

18

Texas A&M

6-2

996

Beat Auburn 63-21

at No. 15 Mississippi State

21

19

Texas Tech

6-2

604

Lost to No. 4 Kansas State 55-24

No. 22 Texas

17

20

West Virginia

5-2

554

Idle

TCU

22

21

Nebraska

6-2

542

Beat No. 20 Michigan 23-9

at Michigan State

NR

22

Texas

6-2

392

Beat Kansas 21-17

at No. 19 Texas Tech

24

23

Rutgers

7-1

354

Lost to Kent State 35-23

Idle

15

24

Louisiana Tech

7-1

304

Beat New Mexico 28-14

UTSA

NR

25

Oklahoma State

5-2

245

Beat No. 25 TCU 36-14

at No. 3 Kansas State

NR

Number of first place votes shown in parentheses.

Other teams receiving votes: Northwestern 135; Toledo 109; UCLA 85; Arizona 81; Tulsa 74; Northern Illinois 58; Kent State 54; Michigan 28; Ohio 25; TCU 19; Cincinnati 15; Louisiana-Monroe 11; Utah State 6; Arizona State 5; Wisconsin 5; Iowa State 4; Virginia Tech 3; Washington 2; Central Florida 1.

Dropped out of Top 25: Michigan, Ohio, TCU.

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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