From the Wires
Top 25 Team Rankings of the Harris Interactive College Football Poll
By: PR Newswire
Nov. 25, 2012 04:25 PM
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.
Highlights of November 25 Harris Interactive College Football Poll
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.
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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