LSU moves up to No. 3 in BCS

LSU, capitalizing on its win against Ole Miss combined with a loss by Ohio State, moved up one spot to No. 3 in the latest edition of the Bowl Championship Standings, which were released by the National Football Foundation on Monday.

The Tigers, who are ranked No. 3 in both the Associated Press poll and the USA Today/ESPN Coaches poll, have a 9.04 BCS rating and are behind Oklahoma (1.90) and and Southern California (6.89) in the BCS Standings.

Michigan (10.25), which also moved up to No. 4 after its defeat of Ohio State, only trails LSU by 1.21 points.. Ohio State (14.57) fell from No. 3 to No. 5, followed by Texas (14.98), Georgia (15.06), Tennessee (17.97), Florida State (21.76), and Miami, Fla. (22.19).

Since opening up at No. 12 in the first BCS poll on Oct. 20, the Tigers were No. 7 on Oct. 27 and Nov. 3, and No. 4 on Nov. 10 before moving up to No. 3 in this week's standings.

LSU's No. 3 BCS ranking is its highest ever in the computer generated poll.

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