Top 25 Team Rankings of the Harris Interactive College Football Poll

Oct 16, 2011, 16:02 ET from Harris Interactive

NEW YORK, Oct. 16, 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.  This week the Top 5 teams remain unchanged – LSU, Alabama, Oklahoma, Wisconsin, and Boise State all won and maintained their respective spots in the Top 5.

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Highlights of October 16 Harris Interactive College Football Poll


Rank

Team

Record

Points

Previous Game

Next Game

Previous

Week's Rank

(weekend of Oct 15)

(weekend of Oct 22)

1

LSU (74)

7-0

2,819

Beat Tennessee 38-7

No. 21 Auburn

1

2

Alabama (25)

7-0

2,744

Beat Mississippi 52-7

Tennessee

2

3

Oklahoma (13)

6-0

2,684

Beat Kansas 47-17

Texas Tech

3

4

Wisconsin (1)

6-0

2,463

Beat Indiana 59-7

at No. 15 Michigan State

4

5

Boise State (1)

6-0

2,339

Beat Colorado State 63-13

Air Force

5

6

Oklahoma State

6-0

2,315

Beat No. 20 Texas 38-26

at Missouri

6

7

Stanford (1)

6-0

2,291

Beat Washington State 44-14

No. 25 Washington

7

8

Clemson

7-0

2,063

Beat Maryland 56-45

North Carolina

8

9

Oregon

5-1

1,955

Beat No. 19 Arizona State 41-27

at Colorado

9

10

Arkansas

5-1

1,805

Idle

at Mississippi

11

11

Nebraska

5-1

1,484

Idle

at Minnesota

13

12

Kansas State

6-0

1,457

Beat Texas Tech 41-34

at Kansas

17

13

South Carolina

6-1

1,396

Beat Mississippi State 14-12

Idle

15

14

West Virginia

5-1

1,359

Idle

at Syracuse (Fri)

16

15

Michigan State

5-1

1,290

Beat No. 10 Michigan 28-14

No. 4 Wisconsin

22

16

Virginia Tech

6-1

1,259

Beat Wake Forest 38-17

Boston College

18

17

Michigan

6-1

914

Lost to No. 22 Michigan State 28-14

Idle

10

18

Georgia Tech

6-1

839

Lost to Virginia 24-21

at Miami (FL)

12

19

Texas A&M

4-2

779

Beat No. 21 Baylor 55-28

at Iowa State

23

20

Illinois

6-1

571

Lost to Ohio State 17-7

at Purdue

14

21

Auburn

5-2

565

Beat No. 25 Florida 17-6

at No. 1 LSU

NR

22

Houston

6-0

562

Idle

Marshall

24

23

Arizona State

5-2

346

Lost to No. 9 Oregon 41-27

Idle

19

24

Penn State

6-1

293

Beat Purdue 23-18

at Northwestern

NR

25

Washington

5-1

240

Beat Colorado 52-24

at No. 7 Stanford

NR




Number of first place votes shown in parentheses.

Other teams receiving votes:  Notre Dame 124; Georgia 105; Texas 77; SMU 59; Baylor 56; Rutgers 35; Cincinnati 25; Ohio State 14; TCU 11; Virginia 11; Louisiana-Lafayette 6; Texas Tech 6; Southern Miss 5; Florida State 3; South Florida 3; Missouri 2; North Carolina 1.

Dropped out of Top 25:  Texas, Baylor, Florida.

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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