Top 25 Team Rankings of the Harris Interactive College Football Poll

Oct 30, 2011, 15:46 ET from Harris Interactive

NEW YORK, Oct. 30, 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 three of the top 5 teams – LSU, Alabama, and Boise State – were idle, while Oklahoma State and Stanford both won. All five teams maintained their ranking from last week, with LSU and Alabama in the top 2 spots.

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Highlights of October 30 Harris Interactive College Football Poll

Rank

Team

Record

Points

Previous Game
(weekend of Oct 29)

Next Game
(weekend of Nov 5)

Previous
Week's Rank



1

LSU  (93)

8-0

2,853

Idle

at No. 2 Alabama

1


2

Alabama (21)

8-0

2,775

Idle

No. 1 LSU

2


3

Oklahoma State

8-0

2,594

Beat Baylor 59-24

No. 15 Kansas State

3


4

Stanford (1)

8-0

2,552

Beat USC 56-48 (3OT)

at Oregon State

4


5

Boise State

7-0

2,438

Idle

at UNLV

5


6

Oregon

7-1

2,266

Beat Washington State 43-28

at Washington

7


7

Oklahoma

7-1

2,158

Beat No. 10 Kansas State 58-17

Texas A&M

8


8

Arkansas

7-1

2,015

Beat Vanderbilt 31-28

No. 11 South Carolina

9


9

Nebraska

7-1

1,918

Beat No. 11 Michigan State 24-3

Northwestern

13


10

Clemson

8-1

1,697

Lost to Georgia Tech 31-17

Idle

6


11

South Carolina

7-1

1,696

Beat Tennessee 14-3

at No. 8 Arkansas

14


12

Virginia Tech

8-1

1,594

Beat Duke 14-10

Idle

15


13

Michigan

7-1

1,426

Beat Purdue 36-14

at Iowa

16


14

Houston

8-0

1,320

Beat Rice 73-34

at UAB

18


15

Kansas State

7-1

1,126

Lost to No. 8 Oklahoma 58-17

at No. 3 Oklahoma State

10


16

Penn State

8-1

1,117

Beat Illinois 10-7

Idle

19


17

Michigan State

6-2

1,049

Lost to No. 13 Nebraska 24-3

Minnesota

11


18

Wisconsin

6-2

960

Lost to Ohio State 33-29

Purdue

12


19

Arizona State

6-2

825

Beat Colorado 48-14

at UCLA

20


20

Georgia

6-2

724

Beat Florida 24-20

New Mexico State

22


21

Georgia Tech

7-2

466

Beat No. 6 Clemson 31-17

Idle

NR


22

West Virginia

6-2

456

Beat Rutgers 41-31

Louisville

23


23

Cincinnati

6-1

335

Idle

at Pittsburgh

24


24

Texas

5-2

323

Beat Kansas 43-0

Texas Tech

25


25

Auburn

6-3

199

Beat Mississippi 41-23

Idle

NR



Number of first place votes shown in parentheses.



Other teams receiving votes:  Southern Miss 186; TCU 101; Texas A&M 94; Washington 48; Ohio State 39; Virginia 9; Florida State 4; BYU 3; Illinois 2; North Carolina 2; Notre Dame 2; Syracuse 1; Temple 1; Texas Tech 1.

Dropped out of Top 25:  Texas A&M, Texas Tech.

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.

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