From the Wires
Top 25 Team Rankings of the Harris Interactive College Football Poll
By: PR Newswire
Dec. 2, 2012 09:11 PM
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.
Highlights of December 2 Harris Interactive College Football Poll
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.
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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