Top 25 Team Rankings of the Harris Interactive College Football Poll

Dec 05, 2010, 21:40 ET from Harris Interactive

NEW YORK, Dec. 5, 2010 /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.  Auburn moved past Oregon and into the #1 ranking after its win over South Carolina in the SEC Championship Game.  TCU, Wisconsin, and Stanford each were idle this week, and retained the number three, four, and five positions respectively.

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Highlights of December 5 Harris Interactive College Football Poll

Rank

Team

Record

Points

Previous Game
(weekend of Dec 4)

Previous
Week's
Rank

1

Auburn (75)

13-0

2,809

Beat No. 17 South Carolina 56-17

2

2

Oregon (38)

12-0

2,773

Beat Oregon State 37-20

1

3

TCU (1)

12-0

2,613

Idle

3

4

Wisconsin

11-1

2,443

Idle

4

5

Stanford

11-1

2,421

Idle

5

6

Ohio State

11-1

2,293

Idle

6

7

Michigan State

11-1

2,104

Idle

7

8

Arkansas

10-2

1,992

Idle

8

9

Oklahoma

11-2

1,926

Beat No. 13 Nebraska 23-20

9

10

Boise State

11-1

1,800

Beat Utah State 50-14

10

11

LSU

10-2

1,625

Idle

11

12

Virginia Tech

11-2

1,623

Beat No. 20 Florida State 44-33

12

13

Missouri

10-2

1,368

Idle

14

14

Nevada

12-1

1,302

Beat Louisiana Tech 35-17

15

15

Oklahoma State

10-2

1,232

Idle

16

16

Alabama

9-3

1,155

Idle

18

17

Nebraska

10-3

1,136

Lost to No. 9 Oklahoma 23-20

13

18

Texas A&M

9-3

1,077

Idle

19

19

Utah

10-2

685

Idle

21

20

South Carolina

9-4

631

Lost to No. 2 Auburn 56-17

17

21

West Virginia

9-3

519

Beat Rutgers 35-14

23

22

Mississippi State

8-4

500

Idle

22

23

Florida State

9-4

274

Lost to No. 12 Virginia Tech 44-33

20

24

Hawaii

10-3

191

Beat UNLV 59-21

NR

25

Central Florida

10-3

190

Beat Southern Methodist 17-7

NR

Number of first place votes shown in parentheses.



Other teams receiving votes:  Connecticut 128; Maryland 70; Navy 50; Tulsa 26; Northern Illinois 24; Arizona 16; Iowa 16; Notre Dame 11; North Carolina State 8; San Diego State 7; Miami (OH) 6; Air Force 4; South Florida 2.

Dropped out of Top 25:  Northern Illinois; Arizona.

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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