Harris Poll released; LSU remains No. 2

The Harris Interactive College Football Poll made its 2007 debut on Sunday and LSU was in a familiar spot, coming in at No. 2 in the nation behind top-ranked Southern Cal.

The Tigers, for the fifth consecutive week, are also ranked No. 2 in the nation in both the USA Today Coaches Poll and the Associated Press Top 25. Southern Cal is No. 1 in both of those polls as well.

LSU, winners of 11 straight dating back to last season, are now 4-0 overall and 2-0 in conference play following Saturday's 28-16 win over then-No. 12 South Carolina.

LSU will look to extend its streak to 12 straight on Saturday when they travel to New Orleans to face Tulane at 11 a.m. in the Louisiana Superdome. That game will be televised nationally by ESPN2.

LSU picked up a total of 19 first place votes (out of 114 possible) in the Harris Poll for a total of 2,742 points. Southern Cal tallied 91 first place votes and a total of 2,821 points. The Trojans, who travel to Washington this week, moved to 3-0 on Saturday with a 47-14 win over Washington State.

LSU had a total of 22 first place votes and 1,580 points in the AP poll this week. LSU added three more first place votes to its total from a week ago in the AP poll. The Tigers total in the USA Today Coaches Poll remained the same this week with eight first place votes and 1,438 total points.

Florida, LSU's opponent on Oct. 6 in Tiger Stadium, is No. 3 in the nation in USA Today Coaches Poll and No. 4 in both the AP and the Harris Interactive Polls.

Other SEC teams in the polls include Kentucky at No. 14 in the AP Poll and the Harris Interactive Poll and No. 15 in the Coaches Poll; Georgia at No. 15 all three polls; South Carolina at No. 16 in the AP Poll and No. 17 in the Harris and USA Today Coaches Polls; and Alabama at No. 22 in the Harris Poll and the AP Poll and No. 24 in the Coaches Poll..

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