Top 25 Team Rankings of the Harris Interactive College Football Poll

     Top 25 Team Rankings of the Harris Interactive College Football Poll

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NEW YORK, Dec. 1, 2013

NEW YORK, Dec. 1, 2013 /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. Florida State takes over the
number one ranking after its win over Florida and Alabama's loss to Auburn.
Ohio State and Auburn move up to #2 and #3 respectively, while the Crimson
Tide drops to #4 and Missouri rounds out the top five.

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Highlights of December 1 Harris Interactive College Football Poll
                                  Previous Game Next Game         Previous
Rank Team           Record Points (weekend of   (weekend of Dec   Week's Rank
                                  Nov 30)       7)
1    Florida State  12-0   2,617  Beat Florida  ACC Championship  2
     (97)                         37-7          vs. #20 Duke
                                                Big Ten
2    Ohio State (5) 12-0   2,488  Beat Michigan Championship vs.  3
                                  42-41         #10 Michigan
                                                State
3    Auburn (3)     11-1   2,422  Beat #1       SEC Championship  5
                                  Alabama 34-28 vs. #5 Missouri
4    Alabama        11-1   2,262  Lost to #5    Idle              1
                                  Auburn 34-28
                                  Beat #21      SEC Championship
5    Missouri       11-1   2,231  Texas A&M     vs. #3 Auburn     6
                                  28-21
6    Oklahoma State 10-1   2,083  Idle          Oklahoma          7
                                  Beat #25      Pac-12
7    Stanford       10-2   1,873  Notre Dame    Championship vs.  8
                                  27-20         #13 Arizona State
8    South Carolina 10-2   1,841  Beat #4       Idle              10
                                  Clemson 31-17
9    Baylor         10-1   1,778  Beat TCU      #24 Texas         9
                                  41-38
                                  Beat          Big Ten
10   Michigan State 11-1   1,758  Minnesota     Championship vs.  11
                                  14-3          #2 Ohio State
                                  Lost to #10
11   Clemson        10-2   1,444  South         Idle              4
                                  Carolina
                                  31-17
12   Oregon         10-2   1,398  Beat Oregon   Idle              12
                                  State 36-35
                                  Beat Arizona  Pac-12
13   Arizona State  10-2   1,277  58-21         Championship vs.  16
                                                #7 Stanford
14   LSU            9-3    1,258  Beat Arkansas Idle              14
                                  31-27
     Northern                     Beat Western  MAC Championship
15   Illinois       12-0   1,104  Michigan      vs. Bowling Green 17
                                  33-14         (Fri)
16   Oklahoma       9-2    1,041  Idle          at #6 Oklahoma    19
                                                State
17   Louisville     10-1   1,013  Idle          at Cincinnati     18
                                                (Thur)
18   Central        10-1   967    Beat South    at Southern       20
     Florida                      Florida 23-20 Methodist
19   UCLA           9-3    779    Beat #23 USC  Idle              22
                                  35-14
                                  Beat North    ACC Championship
20   Duke           10-2   620    Carolina      vs. #1 Florida    24
                                  27-25         State
21   Wisconsin      9-3    485    Lost to Penn  Idle              15
                                  State 31-24
                                  Lost to San   MWC Championship
22   Fresno State   10-1   428    Jose State    vs. Utah State    13
                                  62-52
                                  Lost to #6
23   Texas A&M      8-4    290    Missouri      Idle              21
                                  28-21
24   Texas          8-3    167    Beat Texas    at #9 Baylor      NR
                                  Tech 41-16
                                  Beat Georgia
25   Georgia        8-4    148    Tech 41-34    Idle              NR
                                  (OT)

Number of first place votes shown in parentheses.

Other teams receiving votes:Cincinnati 142; Miami (FL) 88; USC 51; Notre Dame
19; Ball State 17; Marshall 10; Iowa 7; Washington 7; Bowling Green 4;
Minnesota 4; Vanderbilt 4.

Dropped out of Top 25:USC, Notre Dame.

Poll Methodology and Process

The 2013 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 10 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 10 Football Bowl Subdivision
conferences and independent institutions. Today, 105 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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