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Top 25 Team Rankings of the Harris Interactive College Football Poll

NEW YORK, Nov. 25, 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.  The top 5 teams all won this week and maintained their respective rankings.  Notre Dame remains undefeated and in the top spot after its win over USC, while #2 Alabama and #3 Georgia will meet next week in the SEC Championship Game.  Oregon and Florida round out the top 5.

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Highlights of November 25 Harris Interactive College Football Poll

Rank

Team

Record

Points

Previous Game

(weekend of Nov 24)

Next Game

(weekend of Dec 1)

Prior

Rank

1

Notre Dame (109)

12-0

2869

Beat USC 22-13

Idle

1

2

Alabama (6)

11-1

2740

Beat Auburn 49-0

SEC Championship vs. No. 3 Georgia

2

3

Georgia

11-1

2599

Beat Georgia Tech 42-10

SEC Championship vs. No. 2 Alabama

3

4

Oregon

11-1

2507

Beat No. 15 Oregon State 48-24

Idle

4

5

Florida

11-1

2435

Beat No. 6 Florida State 37-26

Idle

5

6

Kansas State

10-1

2229

Idle

No. 20 Texas

7

7

LSU

10-2

2142

Beat Arkansas 20-13

Idle

8

8

Stanford

10-2

2059

Beat No. 16 UCLA 35-17

Pac-12 Championship vs. No. 16 UCLA (Fri)

11

9

Texas A&M

10-2

2038

Beat Missouri 59-29

Idle

10

10

South Carolina

10-2

1862

Beat No. 9 Clemson 27-17

Idle

12

11

Oklahoma

9-2

1706

Beat No. 22 Oklahoma State 51-48 (OT)

at TCU

13

12

Florida State

10-2

1614

Lost to No. 5 Florida  37-26

ACC Championship vs. Georgia Tech

6

13

Nebraska

10-2

1493

Beat Iowa 13-7

Big Ten Championship vs. Wisconsin

14

14

Clemson

10-2

1446

Lost to No. 12 South Carolina 27-17

Idle

9

15

Oregon State

8-3

975

Lost to No. 4 Oregon 48-24

Nicholls State

15

16

UCLA

9-3

919

Lost to No. 11 Stanford 35-17

Pac-12 Championship vs. No. 8 Stanford (Fri)

16

17

Boise State

9-2

817

Idle

at Nevada

21

18

Kent State

11-1

705

Beat Ohio 28-6

MAC Championship vs. No. 19 Northern Illinois (Fri)

25

19

Northern Illinois

11-1

619

Beat Eastern Michigan 49-7

MAC Championship vs. No. 18 Kent State (Fri)

24

20

Texas

8-3

564

Lost to TCU 20-13

at No. 6 Kansas State

17

21

Northwestern

9-3

479

Beat Illinois 50-14

Idle

NR

22

Utah State

10-2

438

Beat Idaho 45-9

Idle

NR

23

Michigan

8-4

434

Lost to Ohio State 26-21

Idle

20

24

Louisville

9-2

394

Lost to Connecticut 23-20 (3OT)

at Rutgers (Thur)

18

25

Oklahoma State

7-4

392

Lost to No. 13 Oklahoma 51-48 (OT)

at Baylor

22

Number of first place votes shown in parentheses.

Other teams receiving votes: Rutgers 302;  TCU 134; San Jose State 118; Vanderbilt 67; USC 57; San Diego State 39; Fresno State 36; Baylor 31; Mississippi State 26; Louisiana Tech 19; Cincinnati 12; Arizona State 11; Syracuse 10; Tulsa 10; Central Florida 9; Arizona 6; Toledo 6; East Carolina 4; Arkansas State 1; Louisiana-Monroe 1; Washington 1.

Dropped out of Top 25: Rutgers, Mississippi State.

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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