Tigers move to No. 2 in AP, Coaches

After winning its third SEC Championship since 2001, 21-14 over Tennessee, the LSU football team moved to No. 2 in the USA Today Coaches Poll and the Associated Press Top 25 released Sunday just after noon CT.

LSU (11-2) received 11 first-place votes from both the writers and coaches, while No. 1 Ohio State received 46 from the coaches and 50 from the AP.

Though four other teams received AP first-place votes -- No. 3 Oklahoma, No. 4 Georgia, No. 5 Virginia Tech, No. 10 Hawai'i -- each received only one. Oklahoma also received a pair of first-place votes from the coaches and Hawai'i got one.

Should the Tigers move to the Top 2 of the BCS Standings, they would play in the BCS National Championship Game on Jan. 7, 2008. The BCS Standings are a compilation of the USA Today Coaches Poll, the Harris Interactive Poll and an average of six computer rankings.

LSU will gather at the Football Operations Center to watch the announcement on FOX at 6:45 p.m.

USA Today Top 25 Poll

The Top 25 teams in the USA Today college football coaches poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Dec. 1, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote, and previous ranking:

Record Pts Pvs
1. Ohio State (46) 11-1 1,469 3
2. LSU (11) 11-2 1,418 7
3. Oklahoma (2) 11-2 1,331 8
4. Georgia 10-2 1,277 4
5. Virginia Tech 11-2 1,242 t5
6. USC 10-2 1,227 9
7. Missouri 11-2 1,104 2
8. Kansas 11-1 1,099 t5
9. West Virginia 10-2 1,010 1
10. Hawaii (1) 12-0 994 10
11. Arizona State 10-2 900 13
12. Florida 9-3 890 11
13. Illinois 9-3 747 14
14. Boston College 10-3 617 12
15. Wisconsin 9-3 594 16
16. Clemson 9-3 567 17
17. Texas 9-3 498 18
18. Tennessee 9-4 480 15
19. Brigham Young 10-2 462 19
20. Virginia 9-3 332 t21
21. Auburn 8-4 289 t21
22. Boise State 10-2 246 23
23. Cincinnati 9-3 215 24
24. Arkansas 8-4 137 25
25. South Florida 9-3 115 NR

Others receiving votes: Texas Tech 52; Central Florida 51; Connecticut 23; Oregon State 23; Penn State 23; Michigan 22; Air Force 20; Oregon 9; Utah 6; Wake Forest 4; Houston 3; Michigan State 3; Tulsa 1.

The AP Top 25

The Top 25 teams in The Associated Press college football poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Dec. 1, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote, and previous ranking.

Record Pts Pvs
1. Ohio St. (50) 11-1 1,578 3
2. LSU (11) 11-2 1,519 5
3. Oklahoma (1) 11-2 1,423 9
4. Georgia (1) 10-2 1,421 4
5. Virginia Tech (1) 11-2 1,380 6
6. Southern Cal 10-2 1,346 8
7. Missouri 11-2 1,195 1
8. Kansas 11-1 1,164 7
9. Florida 9-3 1,071 10
10. Hawaii (1) 12-0 1,050 11
11. West Virginia 10-2 1,040 2
12. Arizona St. 10-2 939 13
13. Illinois 9-3 797 15
14. Boston College 10-3 668 12
15. Clemson 9-3 614 16
16. Tennessee 9-4 554 14
17. Texas 9-3 517 17
18. Wisconsin 9-3 447 19
19. BYU 10-2 439 21
20. Cincinnati 9-3 394 20
21. Virginia 9-3 344 22
22. Auburn 8-4 264 23
23. South Florida 9-3 246 25
24. Boise St. 10-2 221 24
25. Arkansas 8-4 173 NR

Others receiving votes: Texas Tech 137, UCF 35, Connecticut 31, Oregon 30, Oregon St. 30, Michigan 26, Air Force 17, Kentucky 13, Penn St. 1, Wake Forest 1.


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