Tigers ranked 8th in both polls

A week into the college football season and LSU is ranked No. 8 in both the USA Today Coaches poll as well the Associated Press Top 25, the organizations announced on Tuesday. The Tigers, who are coming off a 45-3 season-opening win over Louisiana-Lafayette on Saturday.

LSU moved up one spot from No. 9 to No. 8 in the coaches poll this week, jumping ahead of Oklahoma, who dropped from No. 5 to No. 10 after its 24-17 victory over UAB.

LSU remained No. 8 in the AP poll, picking up a total of 1,185 points, up from the 1,144 points they had for the preseason poll.

Ohio State, Texas and Southern Cal continue to be ranked No. 1-3 in both national polls. Auburn is the highest ranked Southeastern Conference team, coming in at No. 4 in both polls.

Other SEC teams in the polls include Florida at No. 7 in both polls; Tennessee at No. 11 in the AP poll and No. 17 in the coaches poll; Georgia at No. 11 in the coaches poll and No. 12 in the AP poll and Alabama at No. 25 in the coaches poll.

Arizona, LSU's opponent on Saturday in Tiger Stadium, received six points in the AP poll and is ranked among the top 40 teams in the nation. The Wildcats come to Baton Rouge with a 1-0 overall mark following last week's 16-13 win over BYU.

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