The Big East also shows well in the poll, with Louisville ranked seventh and Rutgers 23rd. Unlike other polls, the Harris appears to show less bias toward "traditional powers". Miami is barely on the radar screen, garnering just 19 points, while Boise State (22) and Missouri (24) have earned spots along with the Scarlet Knights based on their play on the field this year. Michigan, based on the strength of its wins, is ahead of Florida in the HIP.
The Harris Interactive Poll is comprised of a panel of former coaches, players and administrators, and current and former media. Ohio State secures top ranking while USC narrowly edges Auburn for second place.