Top 25 Team Rankings of the Harris Interactive College Football Poll

NEW YORK, Oct. 17 /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. Oregon took over the number one

ranking from Ohio State after the Buckeyes’ loss to Wisconsin,

while Boise State and TCU moved into spots two and three

respectively. Oklahoma and Auburn round out the top five, with

Nebraska moving out of the top five after its loss to Texas.

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The 2010 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, 113 poll

participants submitted their top 25

college

football team rankings. One

panelist did not submit rankings due to personal reasons. 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 custom 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 expertise in a wide range of

industries including healthcare, technology, public affairs,

energy, telecommunications, financial services, insurance, media,

retail, restaurant, and consumer package goods. Serving clients in

over 215 countries and territories through our North American,

European, and Asian offices and a network of independent market

research firms, 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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