Tigers Hold Steady at No. 6 in AP, Coaches Polls
BATON ROUGE — The top six teams in the nation remained the same on Sunday as LSU, which had an open date on Saturday, held steady at No. 6 in both the Associated Press poll and the USA Today/ESPN Coaches poll.
The Tigers return to action on Saturday as the play host to Florida at 2:30 p.m. in Tiger Stadium. LSU enters the contest with a 5-0 overall mark and a 2-0 league record. Florida fell from the top 25 on Sunday as the Gators dropped a 20-17 decision to Ole Miss on Saturday in Gainesville. Florida will bring a 3-3 overall mark and a 1-2 Southeastern Conference record into Saturday’s game.
The No. 6 ranking for LSU marks the third straight week the Tigers have been ranked among the top 10 teams in the nation. The last time LSU was ranked in the top 10 for three straight weeks came in 1998 when the Tigers were among the nation’s top 10 for the first four weeks of the season. LSU continues to be the highest-ranked team in the SEC.
Oklahoma continues to be ranked No. 1 in both polls, followed by Miami, Ohio State, Virginia Tech and Florida. LSU starts the bottom half of the top 10 in both polls followed by Arkansas, Georgia, Southern Cal and Nebraska in the AP poll. The Nos. 7-10 spots in the coaches poll has Nebraska at No. 7, followed by Arkansas, Southern Cal and Georgia.
Tennessee is the only other SEC team in the top 25 as the Vols are No. 13 in the AP poll and No. 14 in the coaches poll.