The Washington Times - November 8, 2009, 07:30AM

RALEIGH, N.C. – It’s about time to head to the airport.

Before I do, here’s this week’s Harris poll ballot (just submitted) plus five more teams worth keeping an eye on.

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Not a lot of time to elaborate now, but check back later in the day. I’ll have a full schedule breakdown of the six remaining unbeatens (Alabama, Boise State, Cincinnati, Florida, Texas and Texas Christian) in an attempt to sort out who belongs where at this stage.

Not that it’ll matter that much anyway.

Remember, as always, that record, regulation record, last week’s rank and notable wins and losses are included. Each week is its own separate deal, and the rankings start from scratch each week.

Team                           W-L     Reg.     Pvs.      Notes
1. Alabama                  9-0       9-0       2          * Louisiana State (H), Virginia Tech (N), South Carolina (H), Mississippi (A), Tennessee (H)
2. Florida                     9-0       9-0       3          * Louisiana State (A), Georgia (N), Tennessee (H), Arkansas (H), Mississippi State (A)
3. Texas                       9-0       9-0       1          * Oklahoma State (A), Texas Tech (H), Oklahoma (N), Missouri (A), Colorado (H)
4. Cincinnati                9-0       9-0       5          * South Florida (A),  Oregon State (A), Rutgers (A), Connecticut (H), Fresno State (H)
5. Texas Christian        9-0       9-0       9          * Clemson (A), Brigham Young (A), Air Force (A), Virginia (A)
6. Georgia Tech                       9-1       8-1-1    8          * Virginia Tech (H), Clemson (H), North Carolina (H); OTW: Wake (H); L: Miami (A)
7. Boise State               9-0       9-0       6          * Oregon (H), Fresno State (A), Tulsa (A)
8. Iowa                                    9-1       9-1       4          * Penn State (A), Arizona (H), Wisconsin (A), Michigan State (A); L: N’western (H)
9. Miami                      7-2       7-1-1    11        * Georgia Tech (H), Oklahoma (H), Florida State (A); OTL: Clemson (H); L: Va. Tech (A)
10. Oregon                   7-2       7-2       7          * Southern Cal (H), Cal (H), Utah (H); L: Boise State (A), Stanford (A)
11. Southern Cal          7-2       7-2       12        * Ohio State (A), Cal (A), Oregon State (H), ND (A); L: Oregon (A), Washington (A)
12. Ohio State              8-2       8-2       18        * Penn State (A), Wisconsin (H), Navy (H), Minnesota (H); L: Southern Cal (H); Purdue (A)
13. Pittsburgh               8-1       8-1       13        * South Florida (H), Navy (H), Rutgers (A), Connecticut (H);  L: N.C. State (A)
14. Arizona                  6-2       6-2       17        * Oregon State (A), C. Michigan (H), Stanford (H); L: Iowa (A), Washington (A)
15. Louisiana State      7-2       7-2       10        * Auburn (H), Georgia (H), Mississippi State (A); L: Alabama (A), Florida (H)
16. Virginia Tech         6-3       6-3       20        * Miami (H), Nebraska (H), BC (H); L: Alabama (N), Georgia Tech (A), UNC (H)
17. South Florida         6-2       6-2       19        * West Virginia (H), Florida State (A); L: Cincinnati (H), Pittsburgh (A)
18. Houston                 8-1       8-1       15        * Oklahoma State (A), Texas Tech (H), Tulsa (A); L: UTEP (A)
19. Penn State              8-2       8-2       14        * Northwestern (A), Minnesota (H), Michigan (H), Temple (H); L: Iowa (H), Ohio State (H)
20. Clemson                6-3       5-3-1    21        * Boston College (H); OTW: Miami (A); L: TCU (H), Georgia Tech (A), Maryland (A)
21. Oregon State          6-3       6-3       25        * Stanford (H), California (A); L: Cincinnati (H), Southern Cal (A), Arizona (H)
22. Auburn                  7-3       7-3       28        * West Virginia (H), Ole Miss (H), Tennessee (A); L: LSU (A), Arkansas (A), Kentucky (H)
23. Oklahoma State     7-2       7-2       16        * Georgia (H), Missouri (H), Texas A&M (A); L: Texas (H), Houston (H)
24. Brigham Young     7-2       7-2       26        * Oklahoma (N); L: Texas Christian (H), Florida St. (H)
25. Wisconsin              7-2       6-2-1    24        * Michigan St. (H), Minnesota (A); OTW: Fresno (H); L: Iowa (H), Ohio State (A)
26. West Virginia         7-2       7-2       29        * Connecticut (H), East Carolina (H); L: South Florida (A), Auburn (A)
27. Utah                       8-1       7-1-1    27        * Wyoming (A), Louisville (H); OTW: Air Force (H); L: Oregon (A)
28. Stanford                 6-3       6-3       NR       * Oregon (H), UCLA (H), Washington (H); L: Arizona (A), Oregon State (A), Wake (A)
29. Boston College      6-3       5-3-1    30        * Central Mich. (H), FSU (H); OTW: Wake Forest (H); L: VT (A), Clemson (A), ND (A)
30. Texas Tech                        6-3       6-3       NR       * Nebraska (A), Kansas (H), Kansas State (H); L: Texas (A), Houston (A), Texas A&M (H)

Patrick Stevens