Top 25 Team Rankings of the Harris Interactive College Football Poll

Nov 27, 2011, 15:23 ET from Harris Interactive

NEW YORK, Nov. 27, 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 remained undefeated and kept the top ranking by virtue of its 41-17 win over Arkansas, while second-ranked Alabama beat Auburn to maintain its position.  Stanford, Virginia Tech, and Oklahoma State round out the top 5 while previously third-ranked Arkansas dropped to ninth after its loss to LSU.

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Highlights of November 27 Harris Interactive College Football Poll

Rank

Team

Record

Points

Previous Game
(weekend of Nov 26)

Next Game
(weekend of Dec 3)

Previous Week's Rank

 

 

1

LSU (115)

12-0

2,875

Beat No. 3 Arkansas 41-17

SEC Championship vs. No. 12 Georgia

1

 

2

Alabama

11-1

2,756

Beat Auburn 42-14

Idle

2

 

3

Stanford

11-1

2,512

Beat No. 23 Notre Dame 28-14

Idle

4

 

4

Virginia Tech

11-1

2,438

Beat No. 25 Virginia 38-0

ACC Championship vs. No. 20 Clemson

5

 

5

Oklahoma State

10-1

2,414

Idle

Oklahoma

6

 

6

Houston

12-0

2,147

Beat Tulsa 48-16

C-USA Championship vs. No. 23 Southern Miss

7

 

7

Oregon

10-2

2,107

Beat Oregon State 49-21

Pac-12 Championship vs. UCLA (Fri)

9

 

8

Boise State

10-1

2,092

Beat Wyoming 36-14

New Mexico

8

 

9

Arkansas

10-2

1,971

Lost to No. 1 LSU  41-17

Idle

3

 

10

Oklahoma

9-2

1,768

Beat Iowa State 26-6

at No. 5 Oklahoma State

10

 

11

Michigan State

10-2

1,704

Beat Northwestern 31-17

Big 10 Championship vs. No. 13 Wisconsin

11

 

12

Georgia

10-2

1,613

Beat No. 22 Georgia Tech 31-17

SEC Championship vs. No. 1 LSU

12

 

13

Wisconsin

10-2

1,567

Beat No. 18 Penn State 45-7

Big 10 Championship vs. No. 11 Michigan State

14

 

14

South Carolina

10-2

1,554

Beat No. 17 Clemson 34-13

Idle

13

 

15

Kansas State

9-2

1,348

Idle

Iowa State

15

 

16

Michigan

10-2

1,256

Beat Ohio State 40-34

Idle

16

 

17

TCU

9-2

980

Idle

UNLV

19

 

18

Baylor

8-3

900

Beat Texas Tech 66-42

No. 25 Texas

20

 

19

Nebraska

9-3

773

Beat Iowa 20-7

Idle

21

 

20

Clemson

9-3

632

Lost to No. 13 South Carolina 34-13

ACC Championship vs. No. 4 Virginia Tech

17

 

21

West Virginia

8-3

495

Beat Pittsburgh 21-20

at South Florida (Thur)

24

 

22

Penn State

9-3

415

Lost to No. 14 Wisconsin 45-7

Idle

18

 

23

Southern Miss

10-2

287

Beat Memphis 44-7

C-USA Championship vs. No. 6 Houston

NR

 

24

Florida State

8-4

169

Beat Florida 21-7

Idle

NR

 

25

Texas

7-4

160

Beat Texas A&M 27-25

at No. 18 Baylor

NR

 

Number of first place votes shown in parentheses.

Other teams receiving votes: Cincinnati 114; Georgia Tech 91; Notre Dame 73; BYU 39; Virginia 32; Arkansas State 26; Missouri 16; Auburn 15; Northern Illinois 13; Louisville 8; Ohio 6; Louisiana Tech 4; Rutgers 3; Tulsa 2.

Dropped out of Top 25: Georgia Tech, Notre Dame, 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, 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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