Not even close, actually.
For the second time this season, the LSU Tigers find themselves on top of the college football world. Les Miles and his Tigers are on the mountaintop looking down at the rest of the college football world heading into week 11 of the season.
With LSU's 58-10 win over Louisiana Tech last Saturday, the Tigers moved back into the top spot in all major polls, which were released on Sunday.
LSU benefited from
LSU spent two weeks as the nation's No. 1-ranked team in early October. The Tigers leapfrogged USC after a 34-9 win over Tulane on Sept. 30 and secured the top spot by themselves with a 28-24 win over
However, a triple-overtime loss at
Throughout the second half of October, the Tigers began moving up in the nation's top five with wins over then-nationally ranked
The Buckeyes, who lost their first Big Ten game in three seasons, plummeted to seventh in both the AP and Coaches Polls.
The Tigers received 40 of the possible 65 first-place votes in the AP poll, followed by
In the USA Today Coaches poll, LSU picked up 35 of the possible 60 first-place votes.
LSU's win on Saturday coupled with losses by
So what does all of this mean in the big picture?
LSU has two regular season games remaining against SEC West foes Ole Miss and
The Razorbacks continue to underachieve despite possessing the best player in the country in running back Darren McFadden.
Both of these games are likely victories for LSU. The Tigers shouldn't have any problem with either Ole Miss or
Aside from a 40-7 whipping in
The last two games against
However, both the Rebels and Razorbacks aren't nearly as good this season as they were a year ago.
Unlike the last time LSU was ranked No. 1, the level of upcoming competition isn't nearly what it was when the Tigers faced
The Tigers should take care of business the next two weeks and cruise into the SEC Championship Game, most likely against
Should the Volunteers lose a game,
The Tigers will most likely face
It does provide some consolation to think if the Volunteers do make it to the Georgia Dome, that would mean the SEC East champion had been blown out by both Florida (59-20) and Alabama (41-17).
On the flip side of that, remember what happened the last time LSU and
Don't think Phil Fulmer has forgotten that.
Last Saturday, I had the opportunity to host another TigerRag.com tailgate party for our loyal subscribers.
However, my wife, Beth, serves as president of the South Louisiana chapter of the Centenary Alumni Association, and she hosts a tailgate party one weekend during LSU's season for
On Saturday, we co-hosted a joint tailgating venture with TigerRag.com subscribers and Centenary alumni. The afternoon was a rousing success.
Thanks to Centenary public affairs director
FYI, Centenary disbanded its football program in 1948.
Matt Deville is the editor of Tiger Rag. Reach him at email@example.com.