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College Football Rankings Week 8: Harris Poll Retains LSU As No. 1, Boise State At No. 5

The Harris Interactive Poll enters its second week (PDF) and the top nine teams remain unchanged. The LSU Tigers and the Alabama Crimson Tide take the first two spots, and that will help both of them in their quest to be at the top of Sunday night's BCS rankings. The Boise St. Broncos retained their No. 5 ranking and one first-place vote.

The Michigan Wolverines fell from No. 10 to No. 17. Auburn, Penn State and Washington all entered the Harris Poll top 25 for the first time this season. The Huskies defeated the Colorado Buffaloes on Saturday afternoon.

The Harris Interactive Poll comprises one-third of the BCS standings along with the Coaches Poll and the six sets of computer rankings.

Here is the Top 25 in the Harris Poll:

1 LSU (74)
2 Alabama (25)
3 Oklahoma (13)
4 Wisconsin (1)
5 Boise State (1)
6 Oklahoma State
7 Stanford (1)
8 Clemson 
9 Oregon
10 Arkansas
11 Nebraska
12 Kansas State
13 South Carolina
14 West Virginia
15 Michigan State
16 Virginia Tech
17 Michigan
18 Georgia Tech
19 Texas A&M
20 Illinois
21 Auburn
22 Houston
23 Arizona
24 Penn State
25  Washington

Other teams receiving votes: Notre Dame 124; Georgia 105; Texas 77; SMU 59; Baylor 56; Rutgers 35; Cincinnati 25; Ohio State 14; TCU 11; Virginia 11; Louisiana-Lafayette 6; Texas Tech 6; Southern Miss 5; Florida State 3; South Florida 3; Missouri 2; North Carolina 1.

Dropped out of Top 25: Texas, Baylor, Florida.

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