Sunday, October 14, 2012

UF, FSU In Top 10 College Football Ranking

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.   


Alabama and Oregon maintained their #1 and #2 rankings, while Florida, Kansas State, and Notre Dame all moved up in the rankings following losses by South Carolina and West Virginia.   The top five teams all remain undefeated.


Other teams receiving votes: Michigan 172; Ohio 153; Northwestern 95; Louisiana Tech 81; Wisconsin 27; Iowa State 24: Nebraska 24; Michigan State 21; Oklahoma State 19; NC State 18; Western Kentucky 11; Tulsa 10; UCLA 5; Nevada 4; Baylor 3; Louisiana-Monroe 1; Virginia Tech 1; Washington 1.


Dropped out of Top 25: Louisiana Tech, Iowa State.



Highlights of October 14 Harris Interactive College Football Poll



Rank
Team
Record
Points
Previous Game
Next Game
Previous Week's Rank
(weekend of Oct 13)
(weekend of Oct 20)
1
Alabama (110)
6-0
2,870
Beat Missouri 42-10
at Tennessee
1
2
Oregon (5)
6-0
2,758
Idle
at No. 24 Arizona State (Thur)
2
3
Florida
6-0
2,554
Beat Vanderbilt 31-17
No. 7 South Carolina
6
4
Kansas State
6-0
2,538
Beat No. 25 Iowa State 27-21
at No. 15 West Virginia
5
5
Notre Dame
6-0
2,427
Beat No. 16 Stanford 20-13 (OT)
BYU
7
6
LSU
6-1
2,263
Beat No. 3 South Carolina 23-21
at No. 19 Texas A&M
8
7
South Carolina
6-1
1,992
Lost to No. 8 LSU 23-21
at No. 3 Florida
3
8
Florida State
6-1
1,898
Beat Boston College 51-7
at Miami (FL)
9
9
Oklahoma
4-1
1,860
Beat No. 15 Texas 63-21
Kansas
13
10
Oregon State
5-0
1,850
Beat BYU 42-24
Utah
12
11
USC
5-1
1,820
Beat Washington 24-14
Colorado
10
12
Georgia
5-1
1,574
Idle
at Kentucky
11
13
Clemson
5-1
1,437
Idle
Virginia Tech
14
14
Mississippi State.
6-0
1,348
Beat Tennessee 41-31
Middle Tennessee State
17
15
West Virginia
5-1
1,291
Lost to Texas Tech 49-14
No. 4 Kansas State
4
16
Louisville
6-0
1,228
Beat Pittsburgh 45-35
South Florida
18
17
Rutgers
6-0
947
Beat Syracuse 23-15
at Temple
19
18
Cincinnati
5-0
793
Beat Fordham 49-17
at Toledo
20
19
Texas A&M
5-1
674
Beat No. 24 Louisiana Tech 59-57
No. 6 LSU
23
20
Stanford
4-2
634
Lost to No. 7 Notre Dame 20-13 (OT)
at California
16
21
Texas Tech
5-1
534
Beat No. 4 West Virginia 49-14
at No. 22 TCU
NR
22
TCU
5-1
514
Beat Baylor 49-21
No. 21 Texas Tech
21
23
Boise State
5-1
488
Beat Fresno State 20-10
UNLV
22
24
Arizona State
5-1
225
Beat Colorado 51-17
No. 2 Oregon (Thur)
NR
25
Texas
4-2
188
Lost to No. 13 Oklahoma 63-21
Baylor
15
Number of first place votes shown in parentheses.






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.



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