Top 25 Team Rankings of the Harris Interactive College Football Poll

Oct 09, 2011, 15:58 ET from Harris Interactive

NEW YORK, Oct. 9, 2011 /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.  LSU secures the top ranking while Alabama edges Oklahoma for the number two spot. Wisconsin and Boise State round out the top 5.

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Highlights of October 9 Harris Interactive College Football Poll


Rank

Team

Record

Points

Previous Game
(weekend of Oct 8)

Next Game
(weekend of Oct 15)

1

LSU (71)

6-0

2,813

Beat Florida 41-11

at Tennessee

2

Alabama (17)

6-0

2,728

Beat Vanderbilt 34-0

at Ole Miss

3

Oklahoma (24)

5-0

2,714

Beat Texas 55-17

at Kansas

4

Wisconsin (1)

5-0

2,432

Idle

Indiana

5

Boise State (1)

5-0

2,353

Beat Fresno State 57-7

at Colorado State

6

Oklahoma State

5-0

2,300

Beat Kansas 70-28

at No. 20 Texas

7

Stanford (1)

5-0

2,297

Beat Colorado 48-7

at Washington State

8

Clemson

6-0

2,090

Beat Boston College 36-14

at Maryland

9

Oregon

4-1

1,898

Beat California 43-15

No. 19 Arizona State

10

Michigan

6-0

1,723

Beat Northwestern 42-24

at No. 22 Michigan State

11

Arkansas

5-1

1,691

Beat Auburn 38-14

Idle

12

Georgia Tech

6-0

1,621

Beat Maryland 21-16

at Virginia

13

Nebraska

5-1

1,292

Beat Ohio State 34-27

Idle

14

Illinois

6-0

1,255

Beat Indiana 41-20

Ohio State

15

South Carolina

5-1

1,195

Beat Kentucky 54-3

at Mississippi State

16

West Virginia

5-1

1,121

Beat Connecticut 43-16

Idle

17

Kansas State

5-0

1,018

Beat Missouri 24-17

at Texas Tech

18

Virginia Tech

5-1

945

Beat Miami (FL) 38-35

at Wake Forest

19

Arizona State

5-1

731

Beat Utah 35-14

at No. 9 Oregon

20

Texas

4-1

562

Lost to Oklahoma 55-17

No. 6 Oklahoma State

21

Baylor

4-1

560

Beat Iowa State 49-26

at No. 23 Texas A&M

22

Michigan State

4-1

495

Idle

No. 10 Michigan

23

Texas A&M

3-2

346

Beat Texas Tech 45-40

No. 21 Baylor

24

Houston

6-0

274

Beat East Carolina 56-3

Idle

25

Florida

4-2

206

Lost to LSU 41-11

at Auburn

Number of first place votes shown in parentheses.



Other teams receiving votes:  Auburn 192; South Florida 89; Penn State 88; Notre Dame 87; Washington 67; Wake Forest 40; North Carolina 33; Georgia 32; SMU 30; Texas Tech 19; TCU 15; Rutgers 10; Cincinnati 8; Louisiana-Lafayette 2; Southern Miss 2; Florida State 1.

Poll Methodology and Process

The 2011 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

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