Top 25 Team Rankings of the Harris Interactive College Football Poll

Oct 31, 2010, 16:46 ET from Harris Interactive

NEW YORK, Oct. 31 /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 maintained the number one ranking while Auburn climbed over Boise State and into the #2 position after the Tigers' win over Mississippi.  TCU and Alabama round out the Top 5.

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Highlights of October 31 Harris Interactive College Football Poll


Rank

Team

Record

Points

Previous Game
(weekend of Oct 30)

Next Game
(weekend of Nov 6)

Previous Week's Rank

1

Oregon (92)

8-0

2,823

Beat USC 53-32

Washington

1

2

Auburn (10)

9-0

2,683

Beat Mississippi 51-31

Chattanooga

3

3

Boise State (12)

7-0

2,635

Beat Louisiana Tech 49-20

Hawaii

2

4

TCU

9-0

2,529

Beat UNLV 48-6

at No. 6 Utah

4

5

Alabama

7-1

2,346

Idle

at No. 12 LSU

6

6

Utah

8-0

2,171

Beat Air Force 28-23

No. 4 TCU

7

7

Wisconsin

7-1

2,041

Idle

at Purdue

9

8

Ohio State

8-1

1,986

Beat Minnesota 52-10

Idle

10

9

Oklahoma

7-1

1,891

Beat Colorado 43-10

at Texas A&M

11

10

Stanford

7-1

1,797

Beat Washington 41-0

No. 13 Arizona

13

11

Nebraska

7-1

1,793

Beat No. 8 Missouri 31-17

at Iowa State

14

12

LSU

7-1

1,705

Idle

No. 5 Alabama

12

13

Arizona

7-1

1,378

Beat UCLA 29-21

at No. 10 Stanford

15

14

Iowa

6-2

1,307

Beat No. 5 Michigan State 37-6

at Indiana

17

15

Missouri

7-1

1,293

Lost to No. 14 Nebraska 31-17

at Texas Tech

8

16

Michigan State

8-1

1,279

Lost to No. 17 Iowa 37-6

Minnesota

5

17

Arkansas

6-2

971

Beat Vanderbilt 49-14

at No. 19 South Carolina

18

18

Oklahoma State

7-1

925

Beat Kansas State 24-14

Baylor

20

19

South Carolina

6-2

903

Beat Tennessee 38-24

No. 17 Arkansas

19

20

Virginia Tech

6-2

631

Idle

Georgia Tech (Thur)

21

21

Mississippi State

7-2

574

Beat Kentucky 24-17

Idle

23

22

Baylor

7-2

422

Beat Texas 30-22

at No. 18 Oklahoma State

25

23

Nevada

7-1

288

Beat Utah State 56-42

at Idaho

24

24

Florida State

6-2

252

Lost to North Carolina State 28-24

North Carolina

16

25

NC State

6-2

139

Beat No. 16 Florida State 28-24

at Clemson

NR

Number of first place votes shown in parentheses.




Other teams receiving votes:  Hawaii 73; Florida 54; Syracuse 53; Oregon State 28; Northwestern 16; Maryland 13; Miami (FL) 10; San Diego State 10; Michigan 9; Central Florida 7; Temple 4; Texas A&M 4; Virginia 4; Navy 1; Pittsburgh 1; West Virginia 1.

Dropped out of Top 25:  Miami (FL).

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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