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Top 25 Team Rankings of the Harris Interactive College Football Poll

NEW YORK, Dec. 8, 2013 /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.  Florida State held on to the top ranking following its ACC championship win over Duke while Auburn jumped into the second spot after its SEC championship win over Missouri and Ohio State's loss in the Big 10 championship game.  Alabama, Big 10 champion Michigan State and PAC-12 champion Stanford round out the top five.

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Highlights of December 8 Harris Interactive College Football Poll


Rank

Team

Record

Points

Previous Game
(weekend of Dec 7)

Previous

Week's Rank



1

Florida State (97)

13-0

2,617

Beat #20 Duke 45-7

1


2

Auburn (8)

12-1

2,527

Beat #5 Missouri 59-42

3


3

Alabama

11-1

2,405

Idle

4


4

Michigan State

12-1

2,242

Beat #2 Ohio State 34-24

10


5

Stanford

11-2

2,102

Beat #13 Arizona State 38-14

7


6

Baylor

11-1

2,058

Beat #24 Texas 30-10

9


7

Ohio State

12-1

2,048

Lost to #10 Michigan State 34-24

2


8

South Carolina

10-2

1,866

Idle

8


9

Missouri

11-2

1,850

Lost to #3 Auburn 59-42

5


10

Oklahoma

10-2

1,517

Beat #6 Oklahoma State 33-24

16


11

Clemson

10-2

1,512

Idle

11


12

Oregon

10-2

1,499

Idle

12


13

Oklahoma State

10-2

1,430

Lost to #16 Oklahoma 33-24

6


14

LSU

9-3

1,267

Idle

14


15

Central Florida

11-1

1,098

Beat SMU 17-13

18


16

Louisville

11-1

1,091

Beat Cincinnati 31-24 (OT)

17


17

Arizona State

10-3

909

Lost to #7 Stanford 38-14

13


18

UCLA

9-3

907

Idle

19


19

Wisconsin

9-3

673

Idle

21


20

Fresno State

11-1

579

Beat Utah State 24-17

22


21

Texas A&M

8-4

471

Idle

23


22

Northern Illinois

12-1

408

Lost to Bowling Green 47-27

15


23

Georgia

8-4

318

Idle

25


24

Duke

10-3

291

Lost to #1 Florida State 45-7

20


25

Miami (FL)

9-3

110

Idle

NR


Number of first place votes shown in parentheses.

 

Other teams receiving votes: Bowling Green 75; USC 53; Notre Dame 46; Cincinnati 43; Texas 32; Rice 28; Ball State 18; Vanderbilt 13; Washington 12; Iowa 8; Minnesota 2.

 

Dropped out of Top 25: Texas


Poll Methodology and Process

The 2013 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 10 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 10 Football Bowl Subdivision conferences and independent institutions.  Today, 105 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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