Tigers rise to No. 6 in both polls

LSU's win over North Texas coupled with Georgia's loss to Florida moved the Tigers up one spot to No. 6 in the nation in both major polls on Sunday.

LSU received a total of 1,263 points in the Associated Press poll, while the Tigers pulled in 1,215 points in the USA Today Coaches poll. The move up to No. 6 in the rankings came one day following LSU's 56-3 win over North Texas in Tiger Stadium.

LSU, winners of five straight games, returns to action on Saturday, hosting Appalachian State at 7 p.m. in Tiger Stadium. LSU brings a 6-1 overall mark into its Homecoming contest against Appalachian State.

Southern Cal, Texas and Virginia Tech continue to be ranked Nos. 1-3 respectively in both polls, while Alabama moved up to No. 4, followed by Miami (Fla.)

Other Southeastern Conference teams in the rankings include: Georgia at No. 10 in the USA Today Coaches poll and No. 11 in the AP poll; Florida at No. 13 in the AP poll and No. 15 in the coaches poll; and Auburn at No. 17 in the AP poll and No. 18 in the coaches poll.

The Harris Interactive poll along with the updated Bowl Championship Series standings will be released on Monday. Last week, the Tigers were No. 8 in the Harris Interactive poll and No. 8 in the BCS standings.

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