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. Auburn moved past Oregon and into the #1 ranking after its win over South Carolina in the SEC Championship Game. TCU, , and Stanford each were idle this week, and retained the number three, four, and five positions respectively.
Other teams receiving votes: Connecticut 128; Maryland 70; Navy 50; Tulsa 26; Northern Illinois 24; Arizona 16; Iowa 16; Notre Dame 11; North Carolina State 8; San Diego State 7; Miami (OH) 6; Air Force 4; South Florida 2.
Dropped out of Top 25: Northern Illinois; Arizona.
|Highlights of December 5 Harris Interactive Coll ege Football Poll|
(weekend of Dec 4)
|1||Auburn (75)||13-0||2,809||Beat No. 17 South Carolina 56-17||2|
|2||Oregon (38)||12-0||2,773||Beat Oregon State 37-20||1|
|9||Oklahoma||11-2||1,926||Beat No. 13 Nebraska 23-20||9|
|10||Boise State||11-1||1,800||Beat Utah State 50-14||10|
|12||Virginia Tech||11-2||1,623||Beat No. 20 Florida State 44-33||12|
|14||Nevada||12-1||1,302||Beat Louisiana Tech 35-17||15|
|17||Nebraska||10-3||1,136||Lost to No. 9 Oklahoma 23-20||13|
|20||South Carolina||9-4||631||Lost to No. 2 Auburn 56-17||17|
|21||West Virginia||9-3||519||Beat Rutgers 35-14||23|
|23||Florida State||9-4||274||Lost to No. 12 Virginia Tech 44-33||20|
|24||Hawaii||10-3||191||Beat UNLV 59-21||NR|
|25||Central Florida||10-3||190||Beat Southern Methodist 17-7||NR|
|Number of first place votes shown in parentheses.|
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.
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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