Top 25 Team Rankings of the Harris Interactive College Football Poll

Oct 24, 2010, 16:40 ET from Harris Interactive

NEW YORK, Oct. 24 /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.  Oregon and Boise State maintained the top two spots while Auburn moved up to #3 with its win over LSU.  TCU dropped to #4 and Michigan State moved into the top 5 with its win at Northwestern.

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Highlights of October 24 Harris Interactive College Football Poll


Rank

Team

Record

Points

Previous Game
(weekend of Oct 23)

Next Game
(weekend of Oct 30)

Previous Week's
Rank

1

Oregon (91)

7-0

2,818

Beat UCLA 60-13

at USC

1

2

Boise State (14)

6-0

2,668

Idle

Louisiana Tech (Tue)

2

3

Auburn (6)

8-0

2,611

Beat No. 6 LSU 24-17

at Mississippi

5

4

TCU (3)

8-0

2,545

Beat Air Force 38-7

at UNLV

3

5

Michigan State

8-0

2,250

Beat Northwestern 35-27

at No. 17 Iowa

8

6

Alabama

7-1

2,220

Beat Tennessee 41-10

Idle

7

7

Utah

7-0

2,095

Beat Colorado State 59-6

at Air Force

9

8

Missouri

7-0

2,061

Beat No. 4 Oklahoma 36-27

at No. 14 Nebraska

16

9

Wisconsin

7-1

1,897

Beat No. 12 Iowa 31-30

Idle

11

10

Ohio State

7-1

1,858

Beat Purdue 49-0

at Minnesota

10

11

Oklahoma

6-1

1,701

Lost to No. 16 Missouri 36-27

Colorado

4

12

LSU

7-1

1,574

Lost to No. 5 Auburn 24-17

Idle

6

13

Stanford

6-1

1,562

Beat Washington State 38-28

at Washington

13

14

Nebraska

6-1

1,448

Beat No. 15 Oklahoma State 51-41

No. 8 Missouri

14

15

Arizona

6-1

1,202

Beat Washington 44-14

at UCLA

18

16

Florida State

6-1

1,189

Idle

at North Carolina State (Thur)

17

17

Iowa

5-2

907

Lost to No. 11 Wisconsin 31-30

No. 5 Michigan State

12

18

Arkansas

5-2

828

Beat Mississippi 38-24

Vanderbilt

20

19

South Carolina

5-2

790

Beat Vanderbilt 21-7

Tennessee

21

20

Oklahoma State

6-1

755

Lost to No. 14 Nebraska 51-41

at Kansas State

15

21

Virginia Tech

6-2

556

Beat Duke 44-7

Idle

23

22

Miami (FL)

5-2

466

Beat North Carolina 33-10

at Virginia

24

23

Mississippi State

6-2

392

Beat UAB 29-24

Kentucky

NR

24

Nevada

6-1

162

Idle

Utah State

25

25

Baylor

6-2

124

Beat No. 25 Kansas State 47-42

at Texas

NR

Number of first place votes shown in parentheses.




Other teams receiving votes:  Michigan 88; West Virginia 57; Florida 47; Hawaii 43; Oregon State 24; Navy 21; Syracuse 16; Northwestern 13; East Carolina 11; Kansas State 9; North Carolina State 8; San Diego State 8; Texas 7; Maryland 4; Central Florida 3; Washington 3; California 2; Georgia 2; Georgia Tech 2; Southern Miss 2; Pittsburgh 1.  

Dropped out of Top 25:  West Virginia, Texas, Kansas State. 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.

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