Top 25 Team Rankings of the Harris Interactive College Football Poll

     Top 25 Team Rankings of the Harris Interactive College Football Poll

PR Newswire

NEW YORK, Dec. 2, 2012

NEW YORK, Dec. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --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. 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
                                     (weekend of Dec 2)        Rank
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     3
                                     32-28
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    19
                                     44-37 (2OT)
17   UCLA              9-4    791    Lost to No. 8 Stanford    16
                                     27-24
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   18
                                     Illinois 44-37 (2OT)
24   Texas             8-4    230    Lost to No. 6 Kansas      20
                                     State 42-24
25   Wisconsin         8-5    217    Beat No. 13 Nebraska      NR
                                     70-31

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.

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