More importantly than the No. 5 ranking is the fact that LSU's BCS average jumped from .6987 a week ago to .8224 this week. The Tigers are ranked No. 4 in both the USA Today Coaches poll and the Harris Interactive poll. The Tigers also jumped five spots from No. 13 to No. 8 in the computer average following the 16-13 overtime win over Alabama.
The Tigers, winners of seven straight, bring an 8-1 overall mark and 5-1 league record into Saturday's game against 3-6 Ole Miss.
The Tigers also pulled closer to an idle Penn State this week. The Nittany Lions, along with Miami, are the two one-loss teams that stand ahead of the Tigers in the BCS Standings. Southern Cal and Texas continue to be ranked Nos. 1-2 respectively, in the poll.
Going into their final game of the season on Saturday against Michigan State, Penn State has a BCS average of .8520, just percentage points behind Miami, who has a .8906 average, and percentage points ahead of LSU (.8224).
Other teams in the BCS top 10 include Virginia Tech at No. 6 with a .7895 average, Ohio State at No. 7 with a .7295 average, Alabama at No. 8 with a .6893 average, Notre Dame at No. 9 with a .6805 average and Oregon at No. 10 with a .6803 average.
Other SEC teams in the BCS Standings include Auburn at No. 13, Georgia at No. 16, Florida at No. 22 and South Carolina at No. 23.
Tigers move up to No. 5 in BCS
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