LSU rises in the polls after win at Florida

Coming off its thrilling last-minute win over then-No. 12 Florida on Saturday in Gainesville, LSU moved up four spots to No. 20 in this week's Associated Press poll, which was released on Sunday.

The Tigers, who have now been ranked for 25 straight ranking periods in the AP poll, jumped from No. 24 to No. 21st in the USA Today/ESPN Coaches' poll. LSU has spent 26 consecutive weeks in the coaches poll.

With Saturday's win over Florida, the Tigers moved to 4-2 overall and even their league record at 2-2. LSU will now play four of its last five games at home, starting with the Troy contest on Oct. 23. The Tigers will enjoy an open date this week before hosting the Trojans for Homecoming in two weeks.

Southern Cal, 23-16 winners over California on Saturday, remained No. 1 in the nation in both polls, while Oklahoma, a 12-0 winner over Texas, holds down the No. 2 spot in both polls. Auburn, a 52--7 winner over Louisiana Tech, is the highest-ranked Southeastern Conference team in the polls, coming in at No. 4 in both rankings.  

Associated Press

No.         Team                                     Record  Points

 1.            Southern Cal [41]              5-0          1,601

 2.            Oklahoma [23]                   5-0          1,582

 3.            Miami, Fla.                          4-0          1,464

 4.            Auburn [1]                           6-0          1,450

 5.            Purdue                                  5-0          1,241

 6.            Virginia                                5-0          1,219

 7.            Florida State                        4-1          1,188

 8.            California                            3-1          1,094

 9.            Texas                                     4-1          1,010

10.          Wisconsin                           6-0          993

11.          Utah                                      5-0          979

12.          Georgia                                 4-1          963

13.          Tennessee                            4-1          947

14.          Michigan                             5-1          813

15.          Arizona State                      5-0          631

16.          Oklahoma State                 5-0          590

17.          West Virginia                     4-1          574

18.          Louisville                             4-0          546

19.          Minnesota                           5-1          482

20.          LSU                                        4-2          450

21.          Boise State                           5-0          413

22.          Florida                                 3-2          342

23.          Texas A&M                         4-1          106

24.          Southern Mississippi       4-0          97

25.          Ohio State                            3-2          90

 

USA Today/ESPN Coaches' Poll

No.         Team                                     Record  Points

 1.            Southern Cal [45]              5-0          1,509

 2.            Oklahoma [15]                   5-0          1,476

 3.            Miami, Fla. [1]                    4-0          1,398

 4.            Auburn                                 6-0          1,341

 5.            Purdue                                  5-0          1,160

 6.            Virginia                                5-0          1,142

 7.            Florida State                        4-1          1,135

 8.            Georgia                                 4-1          978

 9.            California                            3-1          942

10.          Utah                                      5-0          931

11.          Texas                                     4-1          911

12.          Wisconsin                           6-0          881

13.          Michigan                             5-1          862

14.          Tennessee                            4-1          732

15.          Oklahoma State                 5-0          570

16.          West Virginia                     4-1          530

17.          Louisville                             4-0          512

18.          Boise State                           5-0          498

19.          Arizona State                      5-0          486

20.          Minnesota                           5-1          423

21.          LSU                                        4-2          405

22.          Florida                                 3-2          299

23.          Ohio State                            3-2          157

24.          Missouri                               4-1          99

25.          Southern Mississippi       4-0          88


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