College football rankings, Week 12: Boise State remains at No. 23 in Harris Poll; Oregon moves to No. 1

Troy Babbitt-US PRESSWIRE

The latest Harris Interactive Poll has kept the Boise State Broncos at No. 23. The new No. 1 team is the Oregon Ducks, followed by Kansas State and Notre Dame.

The latest Harris Interactive Top 25 Poll (PDF) has a new No. 1 and it's the Oregon Ducks, who improved to 10-0 following a 59-17 victory over the California Golden Bears on Saturday. Oregon received 90 first-place votes while No. 2 Kansas State garnered 23 and No. 3 Notre Dame had one. Alabama, the previous No. 1, dropped to No. 4 and received one first-place vote following its 29-24 loss to Texas A&M. The Aggies moved up five spots to No. 10.

The Boise State Broncos improved to 8-2 after its 49-14 victory over Hawaii on Saturday and remained at No. 23 in the poll.

The Harris Poll is one of the polls used to determine the BCS standings. The Coaches Poll is the other one, where Oregon, Kansas State and Notre Dame came in one through three, as well.

The computers are likely to jump Oregon State over Kansas State at some point in the coming weeks, but don't expect it to occur this week. Kansas State should be No. 1 in the BCS rankings, followed by Oregon and Notre Dame. Either way, Kansas State against Oregon appears to be the title game right now.

Here is the latest Harris Interactive Top 25 Poll:

Rank Team Prev.
1 Oregon (90) 2
2 Kansas State (23) 3
3 Notre Dame (1) 4
4 Alabama (1) 1
5 Georgia 5
6 Florida State 6
7 Florida 7
8 LSU 8
9 Clemson 9
10 Texas A&M 15
11 South Carolina 11
12 Oklahoma 13
13 Stanford 14
14 Nebraska 16
15 Texas 17
16 Oregon State 12
17 Louisville 10
18 USC 18
19 UCLA 21
20 La. Tech 19
21 Rutgers 22
22 Texas Tech 25
23 Boise State 23
24 Michigan NR
25 Mississippi State 20

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