Top 25 Team Rankings of the Harris Interactive College Football Poll

Oct 10, 2010, 17:12 ET from Harris Interactive

NEW YORK, Oct. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Today's Harris Interactive College Football Poll(SM) 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.  Ohio State secures the number one ranking while Oregon, Boise State, TCU and Nebraska round out the top 5.

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Highlights of October 10 Harris Interactive College Football Poll

Rank

Team

Record

Points

Previous Game
(weekend of Oct 9)

Next Game
(weekend of Oct 16)

1

Ohio State (79)

6-0

2,793

Beat Indiana 38-10

at No. 16 Wisconsin

2

Oregon (23)

6-0

2,722

Beat Washington State 43-23

Idle

3

Boise State (10)

5-0

2,601

Beat Toledo 57-14

at San Jose State

4

TCU

6-0

2,409

Beat Wyoming 45-0

BYU

5

Nebraska

5-0

2,363

Beat Kansas State 48-13

Texas

6

Oklahoma (2)

5-0

2,276

Idle

Iowa State

7

Auburn

6-0

2,105

Beat Kentucky 37-34

No. 13 Arkansas

8

Alabama

5-1

2,030

Lost to South Carolina 35-21

Mississippi

9

LSU

6-0

1,942

Beat Florida 33-29

McNeese State

10

Utah

5-0

1,793

Beat Iowa State 68-27

at Wyoming

11

South Carolina

4-1

1,616

Beat Alabama 35-21

at Kentucky

12

Michigan State

6-0

1,591

Beat Michigan 34-17

Illinois

13

Arkansas

4-1

1,433

Beat Texas A&M 24-17

at No. 7 Auburn

14

Stanford

5-1

1,361

Beat USC 37-35

Idle

15

Iowa

4-1

1,253

Idle

at No. 24 Michigan

16

Wisconsin

5-1

969

Beat Minnesota 41-23

No. 1 Ohio State

17

Florida State

5-1

913

Beat Miami (FL) 45-17

Boston College

18

Oklahoma State

5-0

863

Beat Louisiana-Lafayette 54-28

at Texas Tech

19

Missouri

5-0

776

Beat Colorado 26-0

at Texas A&M

20

Nevada

6-0

741

Beat San Jose State 35-13

at Hawaii

21

Arizona

4-1

717

Lost to Oregon State 29-27

at Washington State

22

Florida

4-2

450

Lost to LSU 33-29

Mississippi State

23

Air Force

5-1

349

Beat Colorado State 49-27

at San Diego State

24

Michigan

5-1

336

Lost to Michigan State 34-17

Iowa

25

West Virginia

4-1

172

Beat UNLV 49-10

South Florida (Thur)

Number of first place votes shown in parentheses.



Other teams receiving votes:  North Carolina State 137; Miami (FL) 124; Oregon State 93; Northwestern 38; Texas 30; Kansas State 20; Virginia Tech 19; Syracuse 4; Georgia Tech 3; California 2; Illinois 2; Maryland 2; Baylor 1; UTEP 1.

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Poll Methodology and Process

The 2010 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, 114 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

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