Top 25 Team Rankings of the Harris Interactive College Football Poll

Nov 06, 2011, 17:55 ET from Harris Interactive

NEW YORK, Nov. 6, 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 maintains the top spot following its 9-6 win over previously undefeated and 2nd ranked Alabama. Oklahoma State and Stanford each move up one spot while Alabama drops to the No. 4 spot. Boise State rounds out the top five.

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Highlights of November 6 Harris Interactive College Football Poll


Rank

Team

Record

Points

Previous Game
(weekend of Nov 5)

Next Game
(weekend of Nov 12)

Previous
Week's Rank

1

LSU (112)

9-0

2,848

Beat No. 2 Alabama 9-6 (OT)

Western Kentucky

1

2

Oklahoma State

9-0

2,658

Beat No. 15 Kansas State 52-45

at Texas Tech

3

3

Stanford (2)

9-0

2,623

Beat Oregon State 38-13

No. 6 Oregon

4

4

Alabama

8-1

2,505

Lost to No. 1 LSU 9-6 (OT)

at Mississippi State

2

5

Boise State

8-0

2,422

Beat UNLV 48-21

No. 25 TCU

5

6

Oregon

8-1

2,258

Beat Washington 34-17

at No. 3 Stanford

6

7

Oklahoma

8-1

2,194

Beat Texas A&M 41-25

Idle

7

8

Arkansas

8-1

2,071

Beat No. 11 South Carolina 44-28

Tennessee

8

9

Clemson

8-1

1,850

Idle

Wake Forest

10

10

Virginia Tech

8-1

1,785

Idle

at No. 19 Georgia Tech (Thur)

12

11

Houston

9-0

1,629

Beat UAB 56-13

at Tulane (Thur)

14

12

Penn State

8-1

1,453

Idle

No. 17 Nebraska

16

13

Michigan State

7-2

1,310

Beat Minnesota 31-24

at Iowa

17

14

Wisconsin

7-2

1,284

Beat Purdue 62-17

at Minnesota

18

15

Georgia

7-2

1,114

Beat New Mexico State 63-16

No. 24 Auburn

20

16

South Carolina

7-2

1,110

Lost to No. 8 Arkansas 44-28

Florida

11

17

Nebraska

7-2

1,050

Lost to Northwestern 28-25

at No. 12 Penn State

9

18

Kansas State

7-2

855

Lost to No. 3 Oklahoma State 52-45

Texas A&M

15

19

Georgia Tech

7-2

793

Idle

No. 10 Virginia Tech (Thur)

21

20

Texas

6-2

739

Beat Texas Tech 52-20

at Missouri

24

21

Michigan

7-2

638

Lost to Iowa 24-16

at Illinois

13

22

Cincinnati

7-1

596

Beat Pittsburgh 26-23

West Virginia

23

23

Southern Miss

8-1

449

Beat East Carolina 48-28

UCF

NR

24

Auburn

6-3

357

Idle

at No. 15 Georgia  

25

25

TCU

7-2

181

Beat Wyoming 31-20

at No. 5 Boise State

NR


Number of first place votes shown in parentheses.



Other teams receiving votes:  Ohio State 85; Arizona State 84; West Virginia 31; Florida State 23; Virginia 16; Notre Dame 14; Iowa 8; Washington 8; Louisville 3; Texas A&M 2; Arkansas State 1; Baylor 1; Mississippi State 1; Tulsa 1.

Dropped out of Top 25:  Arizona State, West Virginia.

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, 114 poll participants submitted their top 25 college football team rankings.  One panelist did not submit rankings due to personal reasons. 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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