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Top 25 Team Rankings of the Harris Interactive College Football Poll

NEW YORK, Nov. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Today's Harris Interactive College Football PollSM 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. Oregon took over the top spot in the rankings with its win over California and Alabama's loss to Texas A&M. The Crimson Tide dropped to No. 4, while Kansas State and Notre Dame both moved up one spot into second and third respectively. Georgia retained the No. 5 spot with its win over Auburn.

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Highlights of November 11 Harris Interactive College Football Poll

Rank

Team

Record

Points

Previous Game

Next Game

Previous Week's Rank

(weekend of Nov 10)

(weekend of Nov 17)

1

Oregon (90)

10-0

2,844

Beat California 59-17

No. 13 Stanford

2

2

Kansas State (23)

10-0

2,774

Beat TCU 23-10

at Baylor

3

3

Notre Dame (1)

10-0

2,634

Beat Boston College 21-6

Wake Forest

4

4

Alabama (1)

9-1

2,494

Lost to No. 15 Texas A&M 29-24

Western Carolina

1

5

Georgia

9-1

2,398

Beat Auburn 38-0

Georgia Southern

5

6

Florida State

9-1

2,175

Beat Virginia Tech 28-22

at Maryland

6

7

Florida

9-1

2,113

Beat Louisiana-Lafayette 27-20

Jacksonville State

7

8

LSU

8-2

2,082

Beat No. 20 Mississippi State 37-17

Ole Miss

8

9

Clemson

9-1

1,972

Beat Maryland 45-10

North Carolina State

9

10

Texas A&M

8-2

1,842

Beat No. 1 Alabama 29-24

Sam Houston State

15

11

South Carolina

8-2

1,732

Beat Arkansas 38-20

Wofford

11

12

Oklahoma

7-2

1,631

Beat Baylor 42-34

at West Virginia

13

13

Stanford

8-2

1,621

Beat No. 12 Oregon State 27-23

at No. 1 Oregon

14

14

Nebraska

8-2

1,239

Beat Penn State 32-23

Minnesota

16

15

Texas

8-2

1,095

Beat Iowa State 33-7

Idle

17

16

Oregon State

7-2

1,081

Lost to No. 14 Stanford 27-23

California

12

17

Louisville

9-1

943

Lost to Syracuse 45-26

Idle

10

18

USC

7-3

886

Beat Arizona State 38-17

at No. 19 UCLA

18

19

UCLA

8-2

870

Beat Washington State 44-36

No. 18 USC

21

20

Louisiana Tech

9-1

728

Beat Texas State 62-55

Utah State

19

21

Rutgers

8-1

571

Beat Army 28-7

at Cincinnati

22

22

Texas Tech

7-3

325

Beat Kansas 41-34 (2OT)

at Oklahoma State

25

23

Boise State

8-2

324

Beat Hawaii 49-14

Colorado State

23

24

Michigan

7-3

264

Beat No. 24 Northwestern 38-31 (OT)

Iowa

NR

25

Mississippi State

7-3

159

Lost to No. 8 LSU 37-17

Arkansas

20

Number of first place votes shown in parentheses.


Other teams receiving votes: Oklahoma State 118; Northern Illinois 116; Kent State 94; Wisconsin 94; Cincinnati 43; Utah State 31; Northwestern 21; TCU 15; San Diego State 12; Tulsa 9; San Jose State 8; Arizona 7; Fresno State 5; Toledo 4; Washington 1.


Dropped out of Top 25: Northwestern.

Poll Methodology and Process

The 2012 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

Harris Interactive is one of the world's leading market research firms, leveraging research, technology, and business acumen to transform relevant insight into actionable foresight.  Known widely for the Harris Poll® and for pioneering innovative research methodologies, Harris offers proprietary solutions in the areas of market and customer insight, corporate brand and reputation strategy, and marketing, advertising, public relations and communications research.  Harris possesses expertise in a wide range of industries including health care, technology, public affairs, energy, telecommunications, financial services, insurance, media, retail, restaurant, and consumer package goods.  Additionally, Harris has a portfolio of multi-client offerings that complement our custom solutions while maximizing our client's research investment. Serving clients in more than 196 countries and territories through our North American and European offices, Harris specializes in delivering research solutions that help us - and our clients—stay ahead of what's next.  For more information, please visit www.harrisinteractive.com.

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