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Top 25 Team Rankings of the Harris Interactive College Football Poll

NEW YORK, Dec. 2, 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.  Unbeaten Notre Dame was idle this weekend and kept the top ranking, while Alabama retained the No. 2 spot after narrowly defeating Georgia in the SEC Championship Game.  Georgia dropped to the No. 5 spot which paved the way for Oregon and Florida each to move up one spot to #3 and #4 respectively.

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Highlights of December 2 Harris Interactive College Football Poll

Rank

Team

Record

Points

Previous Game

Previous Week's Rank

(weekend of Dec 2)

1

Notre Dame (106)

12-0

2866

Idle

1

2

Alabama (9)

12-1

2765

Beat No. 3 Georgia 32-28

2

3

Oregon

11-1

2548

Idle

4

4

Florida

11-1

2480

Idle

5

5

Georgia

11-2

2388

Lost to No. 2 Alabama 32-28

3

6

Kansas State

11-1

2332

Beat No. 20 Texas 42-24

6

7

Stanford

11-2

2142

Beat No. 16 UCLA 27-24

8

8

LSU

10-2

2128

Idle

7

9

Texas A&M

10-2

1991

Idle

9

10

South Carolina

10-2

1838

Idle

10

11

Oklahoma

10-2

1745

Beat TCU 24-17

11

12

Florida State

11-2

1655

Beat Georgia Tech 21-15

12

13

Clemson

10-2

1485

Idle

14

14

Oregon State

9-3

1280

Beat Nicholls State 77-3

15

15

Boise State

10-2

1058

Beat Nevada 27-21

17

16

Northern Illinois

12-1

998

Beat No. 18 Kent State 44-37 (2OT)

19

17

UCLA

9-4

791

Lost to No. 8 Stanford 27-24

16

18

Nebraska

10-3

710

Lost to Wisconsin 70-31

13

19

Louisville

10-2

705

Beat Rutgers 20-17

24

20

Northwestern

9-3

682

Idle

21

21

Utah State

10-2

660

Idle

22

22

Michigan

8-4

525

Idle

23

23

Kent State

11-2

330

Lost to No. 19 Northern Illinois 44-37 (2OT)

18

24

Texas

8-4

230

Lost to No. 6 Kansas State 42-24

20

25

Wisconsin

8-5

217

Beat No. 13 Nebraska 70-31

NR

Number of first place votes shown in parentheses.

Other teams receiving votes: San Jose State 199; Rutgers 93; Vanderbilt 76; Tulsa 71; Oklahoma State 58; Baylor 55; Fresno State 52; San Diego State 38; Cincinnati 37; Mississippi State 32; Louisiana Tech 25; TCU 25; USC 20; Arkansas State 19; Arizona 8; Syracuse 5; Central Florida 3; East Carolina 3; Toledo 3; Louisiana-Monroe 2; West Virginia 2. 

Dropped out of Top 25: Oklahoma 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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