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.
All the teams in the top five maintained their positions as #1 Oregon, #2 Auburn, and #4 TCU were idle this weekend.
Boise State and Wisconsin both won this week and held on to the #3 and #5 rankings respectively.
|Highlights of November 21 Harris Interactive College Football Poll|
(weekend of Nov 20)
(weekend of Nov 27)
|1||Oregon (68)||10-0||2,793||Idle||No. 21 Arizona (Fri)||1|
|2||Auburn (31)||11-0||2,727||Idle||at No. 11 Alabama (Fri)||2|
|3||Boise State (14)||10-0||2,619||Beat Fresno State 51-0||at No. 19 Nevada (Fri)||3|
|4||TCU (1)||11-0||2,557||Idle||at New Mexico||4|
|5||Wisconsin||10-1||2,295||Beat Michigan 48-28||Northwestern||5|
|6||LSU||10-1||2,227||Beat Mississippi 43-36||at No. 12 Arkansas||6|
|7||Stanford||10-1||2,209||Beat California 48-14||Oregon State||8|
|8||Ohio State||10-1||2,131||Beat No. 19 Iowa 20-17||Michigan||7|
|9||Oklahoma State||10-1||1,805||Beat Kansas 48-14||No. 13 Oklahoma||12|
|10||Michigan State||10-1||1,797||Beat Purdue 35-31||at Penn State||10|
|11||Alabama||9-2||1,783||Beat Georgia State 63-7||No. 2 Auburn (Fri)||11|
|12||Arkansas||9-2||1,589||Beat No. 22 Mississippi State 38-31 (2OT)||No. 6 LSU||13|
|13||Oklahoma||9-2||1,412||Beat Baylor 53-24||at No. 9 Oklahoma State||14|
|14||Virginia Tech||9-2||1,322||Beat No. 24 Miami (FL) 31-17||Virginia||15|
|15||Nebraska||9-2||1,199||Lost to No. 20 Texas A&M 9-6||Colorado (Fri)||9|
|16||Missouri||9-2||1,176||Beat Iowa State 14-0||at Kansas||16|
|17||South Carolina||8-3||1,037||Beat Troy 69-24||at Clemson||17|
|18||Texas A&M||8-3||936||Beat No. 9 Nebraska 9-6||at Texas (Thur)||20|
|19||Nevada||10-1||894||Beat New Mexico State 52-6||No. 3 Boise State (Fri)||18|
|20||Utah||9-2||495||Beat San Diego State 38-34||BYU||21|
|21||Arizona||7-3||471||Idle||at No. 1 Oregon (Fri)||23|
|22||Florida State||8-3||439||Beat Maryland 30-16||Florida||25|
|23||North Carolina State||8-3||330||Beat North Carolina 29-25||at Maryland||NR|
|24||Iowa||7-4||284||Lost to No. 7 Ohio State 20-17||at Minnesota||19|
|25||Mississippi State||7-4||178||Lost to No. 13 Arkansas 38-31 (2OT)||at Mississippi||22|
|Number of first place votes shown in parentheses.|
Other teams receiving votes: Northern Illinois 94; West Virginia 49; Navy 42; Florida 41; Central Florida 30; Hawaii 24; Penn State 11; Miami (FL) 9; Southern Miss 9; Ohio 7; Air Force 6; San Diego State 5; Tulsa 5; Maryland 3; Syracuse 3; Notre Dame 2; Temple 2; Clemson 1; Miami (OH) 1; Northwestern 1.
Dropped out of Top 25: Miami (FL).
Poll Methodology and Process
The 2010 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. 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.
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