LSU up to 3rd in latest polls; BCS coming

After another late-night thriller in Tiger Stadium, the LSU football team moved to No. 3 in the Associated Press Top 25, the USA Today Coaches' Poll and the Harris Interactive Poll. The Bowl Championship Series rankings will be available soon.

The AP Top 25
By The Associated Press

The Top 25 teams in The Associated Press college football poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Oct. 20, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote, and previous ranking. LSU opponents in italics.

Record Pts Pvs
1. Ohio St. (57) 8-0 1,612 1
2. Boston College (2) 7-0 1,494 3
3. LSU (5) 7-1 1,479 5
4. Oklahoma 7-1 1,421 4
5. Oregon 6-1 1,355 7
6. West Virginia 6-1 1,228 9
7. Arizona St. (1) 7-0 1,156 12
8. Virginia Tech 6-1 1,111 11 - lost to LSU, 48-7, on Sept. 8
t9. Florida 5-2 1,107 14 -- lost to LSU, 28-24, on Oct. 6
t9. Southern Cal 6-1 1,107 13
11. South Florida 6-1 980 2
12. Kansas 7-0 960 15
13. Missouri 6-1 925 15
14. Kentucky 6-2 719 8 -- def. LSU, 43-37, in 3 OT's on Oct. 13
15. South Carolina 6-2 649 6 -- lost to LSU, 28-16, on Sept. 22
16. Hawaii 7-0 573 17
17. Texas 6-2 497 19
18. California 5-2 444 10
19. Michigan 6-2 401 24
20. Georgia 5-2 394 21
21. Virginia 7-1 315 NR
22. Alabama 6-2 263 NR -- vs. LSU on Nov. 3 in Tuscaloosa
23. Auburn 5-3 248 18 -- lost to LSU, 30-24, on Oct. 20
24. Penn St. 6-2 209 NR
25. Rutgers 5-2 174 NR

Others receiving votes: UCLA 77, Boise St. 72, Wake Forest 50, Connecticut 26, Clemson 21, Wisconsin 17, Air Force 11, BYU 6, Texas Tech 6, Troy 4, Fresno St. 3, Oklahoma St. 3, Tennessee 3, Kansas St. 2, Cincinnati 1, Purdue 1, Texas A&M 1.

USA Today Coaches Poll
Oct. 21, 2007

Rank  Team (first-place votes) Record Points  Last week
1. Ohio State (58) 8-0 1,498 1
2. Boston College (2) 7-0 1,412 2
3. LSU 7-1 1,319 5
4. Oklahoma  7-1 1,306 4
5. Oregon 6-1 1,225 6
6. West Virginia 6-1 1,134 7
7. Arizona State 7-0 1,089 12
8. Southern California 6-1 1,060 9 (tie)
9.  Virginia Tech 6-1 1,052 11
10. Kansas  7-0 911 15
11. Florida 5-2 906 14
12. South Florida 6-1 813 3
13. Missouri 6-1 790 17
14. Hawaii 7-0 617 16
15. Kentucky 6-2 604 13
16. Texas 6-2 527 18
17. South Carolina  6-2 474 8
18. Virginia 7-1 466 24
19. Georgia  5-2  402 20
20. California  5-2  397 9 (tie)
21. Michigan  6-2 325 NR
22. Penn State 6-2 294 25
23. Auburn 5-3 179 19
24. Alabama 6-2 177 NR
25. Wisconsin 6-2 105 NR
 
Dropped out: No. 21 Texas Tech (6-2, lost to then-No. 17 Missouri 41-10), No. 22 Tennessee (4-3, lost to then-unranked Alabama 41-17), No. 23 Cincinnati (6-2, lost to Pittsburgh 24-17).

Others receiving votes: Boise State (6-1) 103; Rutgers (5-2) 96; Connecticut (6-1) 75; Purdue (6-2) 37; Texas Tech (6-2) 28; UCLA (5-2) 21; Clemson (5-2) 17; Cincinnati (6-2) 10; Texas A&M (6-2) 6; Fresno State (5-2) 5; Wake Forest (5-2) 5; Brigham Young (5-2) 4; Kansas State (4-3) 3; Maryland (4-3) 3; Oklahoma State (5-3) 2; Vanderbilt (4-3) 2; Illinois (5-3) 1.

Harris Interactive Poll

Rk Team W-L Points Prev
1 Ohio State (111)  8-0 2847 1
2 Boston College (1)  7-0 2676 2
3 LSU (2) 7-1 2550 5
4 Oklahoma 7-1 2521 4
5 Oregon 6-1 2281 7
6 West Virginia 6-1 2157 8
7 USC 6-1 2100 9
8 Arizona State 7-0 2003 12
9 Florida 5-2 1867 14
10 Virginia Tech 6-1 1831 13
11 Kansas 7-0 1671 15
12 South Florida 6-1 1627 3
13 Missouri 6-1 1568 17
14 Hawaii 7-0 1265 16
15 Kentucky 6-2 1156 11
16 Texas 6-2 1054 18
17 South Carolina 6-2 1031 6
18 California 5-2 873 10
19 Georgia 5-2 711 20
20 Virginia 7-1 650 24
21 Michigan 6-2 643 25
22 Penn State 6-2 404 26
23 Auburn 5-3 333 19
24 Alabama 6-2 322 32
25 Rutgers 5-2 249 29

Others receiving votes:
Wisconsin 153, UCLA 116, Boise State 94, Connecticut 80, Wake Forest 42, Purdue 37, Texas Tech 36, Texas A&M 30, Cincinnati 20, Clemson 15, Kansas State 12, Oregon State 11, Illinois 5, Brigham Young 4, Air Force 3, Oklahoma State 1, Tennessee 1.


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