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November 23, 2009
Rk. Team (1st-place votes) Rec. Pts. Prv. 1. Florida (78) 11-0 2,793 1 2. Texas (18) 11-0 2,711 2 3. Alabama (15) 11-0 2,688 3 4. Texas Christian (3) 11-0 2,487 4 5. Cincinnati 10-0 2,358 5 6. Boise State 11-0 2,307 6 7. Georgia Tech 10-1 2,178 7 8. Ohio State 10-2 1,989 8 9. Pittsburgh 9-1 1,907 9 10. Oregon 9-2 1,822 11 11. Penn State 10-2 1,613 12 12. Oklahoma State 9-2 1,561 13 13. Iowa 10-2 1,423 14 14. Virginia Tech 8-3 1,196 16 15. Brigham Young 9-2 972 18 16. Louisiana State 8-3 915 10 17. Clemson 8-3 891 19 18. Oregon State 8-3 789 22 19. Utah 9-2 770 21 20. Houston 9-2 631 23 21. Miami 8-3 606 24 22. USC 7-3 598 20 23. California 8-3 396 -- 24. Nebraska 8-3 314 25 25. Mississippi 8-3 285 -- Others receiving votes: North Carolina...
April 24, 2014 | By Catharine M. Hamm, Los Angeles Times travel editor
How much is it worth to you to get through airport security faster? Most people would pay about $50, according to a Harris Poll released Thursday. Unfortunately for those folks, the Transportation Security Administration's PreCheck program, which allows expedited screening for prequalified passengers, charges $85 for five years of "fast pass" screening. The misapprehension may stem from this finding: 41% of respondents said they had never heard of PreCheck. Those are among the notions about the TSA and its procedures and programs that the survey of 2,234 adults revealed.
September 26, 2005 | Gary Klein, Times Staff Writer
USC's slow start against Oregon did not hinder the Trojans on the field or in the polls. On Sunday, unbeaten USC was ranked No. 1 in the first Harris Interactive poll, which has a prominent role in the bowl championship series standings formula. USC received 110 of 113 first-place votes from a Harris poll panel of former coaches, players, administrators and some media members. Texas, which did not play last week, received three first-place votes.
April 9, 2014 | By Hugo Martin
The cruise industry has suffered a series of calamities over the last two years or so that have continued to sink its already plummeting image. The bad publicity continued Tuesday when Princess Cruises announced that 37 people had fallen ill on a cruise along the California coast. In fact, Americans have a more favorable attitude about commercial air travel -- despite higher air fares and shrinking economy seats -- than cruising, according to an online survey of more than 2,000 adults by the Harris Poll.
August 19, 2005 | Chris Dufresne
The names of those chosen to participate in the inaugural Harris Interactive College Football Poll will be revealed Monday, bowl championship series spokesman Bob Burda said Thursday. The Harris poll replaces the Associated Press poll in the BCS standings formula, which is used to choose college football's title-game participants. Associated Press, citing conflict of interest, pulled out of the BCS in December.
The vote that didn't really take place and the firing that isn't actually imminent became part of the Lakers' post-all-star-break hassles Wednesday, not long before they beat the Indiana Pacers, 104-95, before 17,505 at the Great Western Forum. The outcome of their first home game since Feb. 19, after the season-long six-game see-saw ride, is fact. The rest is not, contrary to reports from various media outlets around the country. Laker management has no plans to fire Del Harris as coach.
August 23, 2005 | Chris Dufresne, Times Staff Writer
Louisville received one first-place vote in the first Associated Press poll, doormat Duke garnered consideration in the coaches', then, on Monday, it was revealed that one of the 114 panelists in the inaugural Harris Interactive College Football Poll made his name as a basketball coach. And Gene Bartow thought replacing John Wooden was tough?
July 17, 2009 | Mike Penner
In the last 12 months, Kobe Bryant's public image has been enhanced by a gold medal at the Beijing Olympics, an NBA championship with the Lakers, a few puppet commercials and a very Kobe-friendly film by Spike Lee. But none of that moved Bryant up a notch in the Harris Poll's annual survey regarding the popularity of sports stars. Asking fans to list their favorite sports star, the poll placed Bryant at No. 4, same as last year.
August 28, 2005
'To tell the truth, I did not know a couple of them were still alive.' John Mackovic, a member of the new Harris Poll for college football, after looking at a list of the other members
February 26, 1989
Britain's opposition Labor Party is neck and neck with the ruling Conservatives for the first time in nearly 2 1/2 years, according to two polls. A Harris poll for the London Observer newspaper gave Labor 42% support, one percentage point ahead of Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's Conservatives, after having lagged 10 points behind a month ago in another Harris poll.
December 1, 2013 | By Chris Dufresne
There's something missing at the top of this week's college football polls: Alabama. Auburn's stunning, last-play victory over the two-time defending national champion has reshaped the last week of the season. Florida State and Ohio State, the last two undefeated teams among national title contenders, moved to No. 1 and No. 2 in Sunday's major polls. The new top five in the USA Today coaches' and Associated Press writers' poll is Florida State, Ohio State, Auburn, Alabama and Missouri.
November 13, 2013 | Chris Dufresne
Any given season can drive you nuts, but this one has shuttle-bused me to an assortment pack of walnuts and cashews. We're two weeks from Thanksgiving and still no one has satisfactorily explained how USC scored only seven points against Washington State on Sept. 7. I've asked mailmen, real estate agents and dog-walkers, but all they do is shrug. Two missionaries at my front door said they'd like to help, but they can't figure out how Brigham Young lost at Virginia. Oregon State scored 52 against Washington State, Arizona State scored 55, Oregon scored 62 and Stanford scored 55. USC piled up 193 yards in total offense.
June 18, 2013 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Deal and Travel Blogger
Marriott wants you to Travel Brilliantly--and it needs your help in creating the hotel of the future that reflects how travelers increasingly blend time off with time on.  Its new Travel Brilliantly campaign, announced Monday, aims to reflect"the lifestyle of the next generation of travelers, who seamlessly blend work and play in a mobile and global world. " More than half of Americans work while on vacation, and 30% read work-related emails during their down time, according to a Harris poll released last year.
October 15, 2012 | By Gary Klein
NCAA sanctions kept USC out of bowl games for two years and, as a byproduct, from inclusion in the Bowl Championship Series standings. USC returned Sunday, polls and computers combining to put the Trojans at No. 10 in the first BCS standings. "I think a lot of people, two years ago when our sanctions and probation were handed down, wouldn't think that we would be in these discussions for a long time," Coach Lane Kiffin said during a teleconference with reporters. "So, good to be in there, and we need to keep winning.
August 18, 2012 | By Chris Dufresne
USC is No.1. Can you believe it? The school socked with major NCAA probation and banned from post-season play the last two years emerged as No.1 in Saturday's release of the first Associated Press college football poll. The Trojans earned the top spot, with 25 first-place votes, followed by defending champion Alabama and Louisiana State. Oklahoma is fourth, followed by Oregon, Georgia, Florida State, Michigan, South Carolina and Arkansas. The Southeastern Conference, which has won the last six Bowl Championship Series titles, has five teams in the AP top 10. The AP poll is no longer used in the formula that comprises the BCS standings, but has crowned an independent champion since 1936.
October 16, 2011 | Chris Dufresne
What a "shock" it was that the Southeastern Conference had the No. 1 team in Sunday's first release of the Bowl Championship Series standings. You were expecting the Sun Belt? The SEC has won five straight BCS national titles and seven of the 13 played. It wasn't even a surprise, in fact, that the SEC opened with the top two schools. There can be no gripe about Louisiana State leading the way. The Tigers are 7-0 with nonconference wins over BCS No. 10 Oregon and No. 15 West Virginia.
September 3, 1992 | Associated Press
A Harris Poll released Wednesday showed Democrat Bill Clinton ahead of President Bush by just five percentage points, a closer race than reflected in other recent surveys. In the poll based on interviews with 904 likely voters, it was 50% for Clinton and 45% for Bush. The margin of error for the Aug. 26-Sept. 1 survey was plus or minus 3 percentage points. An ABC News-Washington Post poll taken Aug. 26-30 had Clinton ahead 55% to 36%.
September 27, 2010 | Gregory Rodriguez
For all the talk these days of porous borders and external threats to the United States, the core of our sense of security and identity as a nation has always come from within. What's surprising, perhaps, is that it derives less from our vaunted democracy or our freedoms than it does from that rather nebulous notion we call the American dream. The dream is the glue that keeps us all together. It's the vague promise that our lot will get better over time that gives us the patience to endure whatever indignities we suffer at the moment.
December 7, 2009
Rk. Team (1st-place votes) Rec. Pts. Prv. 1. Alabama (105) 13-0 2,841 3 2. Texas (6) 13-0 2,721 2 3. Texas Christian (3) 12-0 2,579 4 4. Cincinnati 12-0 2,467 5 5. Florida 12-1 2,395 1 6. Boise State 13-0 2,358 6 7. Oregon 10-2 2,130 8 8. Ohio State 10-2 2,081 7 9. Penn State 10-2 1,800 9 10. Georgia Tech 11-2 1,787 11 11. Iowa 10-2 1,772 10 12. Virginia Tech 9-3 1,569 12 13. Louisiana State 9-3 1,384 14 14. Brigham Young 10-2 1,349 13 15. Miami 9-3 1,173 17 16. Pittsburgh 9-3 995 15 17. Oklahoma State 9-3 839 20 18. West Virginia 9-3 730 25 19. Oregon State 8-4 722 16 20. Nebraska 9-4 631 22 21. Stanford 8-4 625 23 22. Utah 9-3 511 24 23. Wisconsin 9-3 409 ...
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