Football Ranked No. 2 by Coaches, AP

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Football Ranked No. 2 by Coaches, AP

BATON ROUGE — A week into the college football season and LSU remained No. 2 in the nation in the USA Today Coaches Poll and the Associated Press Top 25, which were both released on Tuesday.

LSU picked up a total 1,417 points, including four first place votes, in the USA Today Coaches Poll. The Tigers accumulated 1,542 points and five first place votes in the AP Poll. Southern Cal is No. 1 in both polls.

The Tigers, who are coming off a 45-0 win over Mississippi State last Thursday in Starkville, return to action on Saturday, hosting No. 9 Virginia Tech in Tiger Stadium. It will mark only the third time that a pair of top 10 teams will meet in a non-conference game in history of Tiger Stadium.

The last time a top 10-ranked LSU team faced another top 10 non-conference opponent in Tiger Stadium came in 1987 when the fourth-ranked Tigers and seventh-ranked Ohio State battled to a 13-13 tie. The only other time it happened came in 1959 when No. 1 LSU posted a 10-0 win over No. 9 TCU.

Virginia Tech (1-0) opened its season last week with a 17-7 victory over East Carolina.

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 Sept. 3, 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. Southern Cal (59) 1-0 1,619 1
2. LSU (5) 1-0 1,542 2
3. West Virginia (1) 1-0 1,449 3
4. Florida 1-0 1,346 6
5. Oklahoma 1-0 1,275 8
5. Wisconsin 1-0 1,275 7
7. Texas 1-0 1,221 4
8. Louisville 1-0 1,152 10
9. Virginia Tech 1-0 1,085 9
10. California 1-0 1,080 12
11. Georgia 1-0 959 13
12. Ohio St. 1-0 940 11
13. UCLA 1-0 736 14
14. Penn St. 1-0 662 17
15. Rutgers 1-0 659 16
16. Nebraska 1-0 541 20
17. Auburn 1-0 519 18
18. Arkansas 1-0 450 21
19. TCU 1-0 384 22
20. Hawaii 1-0 335 23
21. Georgia Tech 1-0 278 NR
22. Boise St. 1-0 267 24
23. Texas A&M 1-0 217 25
24. Tennessee 0-1 210 15
25. Clemson 1-0 195 NR

Others receiving votes: Boston College 126, Missouri 116, Miami 91, Oregon 90, Alabama 74, Oregon St. 41, Michigan 39, South Carolina 39, BYU 27, South Florida 27, Florida St. 22, Arizona St. 19, Southern Miss. 9, Wake Forest 7, Kansas 1, Washington 1.

USA Today Coaches Poll
1. USC (49) 1-0 1,486
2. LSU (4) 1-0 1,417
3. Florida (7) 1-0 1,341
4. West Virginia 1-0 1,275
5. Wisconsin 1-0 1,183
6. Oklahoma 1-0 1,146
7. Texas 1-0 1,136
8. Louisville 1-0 995
9. Virginia Tech 1-0 988
10. California 1-0 985
11. Ohio State 1-0 977
12. Georgia 1-0 796
13. Auburn 1-0 644
14. UCLA 1-0 607
15. Penn State 1-0 585
16. Rutgers 1-0 576
17. Nebraska 1-0 512
18. Arkansas 1-0 455
19. TCU 1-0 351
20. Boise State 1-0 315
21. Georgia Tech 1-0 311
22. Hawaii 1-0 269
23. Texas A&M 1-0 214
24. Tennessee 0-1 162
25. Boston College 1-0 153

Others Receiving Votes
Clemson 145, Michigan 132, Miami (FL) 61, Brigham Young 49, Oregon 41, South Carolina 34, Missouri 29, Texas Tech 25, Oregon State 24, Alabama 21, South Florida 20, Southern Miss 16, Florida State 14, Kentucky 4, Arizona State 3, Iowa 1, Wake Forest 1, Washington 1.

Dropped From Rankings
Michigan 5, Florida State 21.