LSU (9-1) rose to the No. 3 spot in the polls, taking over the spot vacated by Miami following its Saturday loss to Georgia Tech. Big 10 co-champ Penn State (10-1) checked in at No. 4 and Virginia Tech (9-1) claimed the No. 5 position in the AP and Coaches poll, but Notre Dame (8-2) grabbed that No. 5 slot in Harris (No. 6 in AP and Coaches).
Texas Tech (9-2) beat Oklahoma on the last play of the game to inch up to No. 17 in the Coaches and Harris poll and No. 18 in the AP. With a No. 25 ranking in the Coaches and Harris poll, Iowa State (7-3) is the only other Big 12 team to crack the poll. Colorado (7-3), Oklahoma (6-4) and Nebraska (6-4) each received votes in the polls but not enough to earn a ranking.
The USA Today and Harris polls, along with an average of six computer rankings, are components of the BCS rankings. The sixth BCS standings will be released on Monday, Nov. 21.