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College Football Rankings, Week 10: Harris Poll Sets Up Second Half Of BCS Rankings

The BCS rankings will be revealed in approximately four hours, which means the various polls and ratings involved in the BCS are now available. The Harris Interactive College Football Poll is the second human poll along with the USA Today/Coaches Poll. After Stanford maintained their No. 3 ranking the Coaches Poll, they also retained their number four ranking in the week ten Harris Poll. Stanford did lose some points to No. 3 Oklahoma State and they also lost a few points to No. 5 Boise State. It is not enough to do much damage, if any at all, but it does provide a very modest hit on the Cardinal BCS rating.

The big gainer this week was Nebraska, which climbed from No. 13 to No. 9.They climbed thanks to losses by Clemson, Michigan State, Kansas State and Wisconsin. Stanford held on for their thrilling victory over USC to maintain their No. 4 ranking. The victory did not help them in the human polls, but they will benefit in the computer ratings that make up one third of the BCS rating.

The Harris poll will see some shake-up as No. 1 LSU and No. 2 Alabama square off next weekend in Tuscaloosa. A close game might not change things too much, but a big win by either team just about guarantees Oklahoma State will climb to number two if they defeat Kansas State.

Here are your top ten in the week ten Harris Interactive College Football Poll:

1. LSU
2. Alabama
3. Oklahoma State
4. Stanford
5. Boise State
6. Oregon
7. Oklahoma
8. Arkansas
9. Nebraska
10. Clemson