Top 25 Team Rankings of the Harris Interactive College Football Poll

Oct 23, 2011, 17:09 ET from Harris Interactive

NEW YORK, Oct. 23, 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 LSU and Alabama both won decisively and maintained the top two spots.  Oklahoma State and Stanford moved into the Top 5 after losses by both Oklahoma and Wisconsin, and Boise State maintained its fifth-place position.

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Highlights of October 23 Harris Interactive College Football Poll

Rank

Team

Record

Points

Previous Game

(weekend of Oct 22)

Next Game

(weekend of Oct 29)

Previous

Week's

Rank

1

LSU (94)

8-0

2,854

Beat No. 21 Auburn 45-10

Idle

1

2

Alabama (20)

8-0

2,777

Beat Tennessee 37-6

Idle

2

3

Oklahoma State

7-0

2,559

Beat Missouri 45-24

Baylor

6

4

Stanford (1)

7-0

2,523

Beat No. 25 Washington 65-21

at USC

7

5

Boise State

7-0

2,410

Beat Air Force 37-26

Idle

5

6

Clemson

8-0

2,346

Beat North Carolina 59-38

at Georgia Tech

8

7

Oregon

6-1

2,136

Beat Colorado 45-2

Washington State

9

8

Oklahoma

6-1

1,866

Lost to Texas Tech 41-38

No. 10 Kansas State

3

9

Arkansas

6-1

1,851

Beat Mississippi 29-24

at Vanderbilt

10

10

Kansas State

7-0

1,764

Beat Kansas 59-21

No. 8 Oklahoma

12

11

Michigan State

6-1

1,760

Beat No. 4 Wisconsin 37-31

at No. 13 Nebraska

15

12

Wisconsin

6-1

1,731

Lost to No. 15 Michigan State 37-31

at Ohio State

4

13

Nebraska

6-1

1,508

Beat Minnesota 41-14

No. 11 Michigan State

11

14

South Carolina

6-1

1,378

Idle

at Tennessee

13

15

Virginia Tech

7-1

1,343

Beat Boston College 30-14

at Duke

16

16

Michigan

6-1

1,072

Idle

Purdue

17

17

Texas A&M

5-2

1,040

Beat Iowa State 33-17

Missouri

19

18

Houston

7-0

975

Beat Marshall 63-28

Rice (Thur)

22

19

Penn State

7-1

769

Beat Northwestern 34-24

Illinois

24

20

Arizona State

5-2

542

Idle

Colorado

23

21

Texas Tech

5-2

407

Beat No. 3 Oklahoma 41-38

Iowa State

NR

22

Georgia

5-2

337

Idle

Florida

NR

23

West Virginia

5-2

330

Lost to Syracuse 49-23

at Rutgers

14

24

Cincinnati

6-1

239

Beat South Florida 37-34

Idle

NR

25

Texas

4-2

152

Idle

Kansas

NR



Number of first place votes shown in parentheses.

Other teams receiving votes:  Georgia Tech 137; Southern Miss 135; Baylor 83; TCU 83; Auburn 60; Syracuse 57; Illinois 51; Washington 32; BYU 21; SMU 14; Iowa 13; Miami (FL) 10; Ohio State 6; Rutgers 4.

Dropped out of Top 25:  Georgia Tech, Illinois, Auburn, Washington.

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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