LSU Returns to No. 2 in BCS, All Polls

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LSU Returns to No. 2 in BCS, All Polls

BATON ROUGE — LSU’s win over Alabama coupled with Florida State’s victory over Boston College enabled the Tigers to move up a spot to No. 2 in the Bowl Championship Standings, which were released on Sunday afternoon.

The Tigers are also ranked No. 2 in all three majors this week, jumping ahead of Boston College in the Associated Press Poll, the USA Today Coaches Poll and the Harris Interactive Rankings. 

LSU is now 8-1 overall following another dramatic win on Saturday. This time, the Tigers rallied from a 34-27 deficit with less than five minutes left in the contest to beat 17th-ranked Alabama, 41-34. The win was LSU’s fifth against a top 25 team this year and also marked the third fourth quarter comeback for the Tigers this year.

The win over Alabama also ran LSU’s conference record to 5-1 and leaves the Tigers just one win away from clinching a berth in the Southeastern Conference Championship Game. LSU has remaining conference games against Ole Miss on Nov. 17 and Arkansas on Nov. 23.

In this week’s BCS Standings, LSU has an average of .9411, which puts the Tigers behind top-ranked Ohio State (.9949) and ahead of third-ranked Oregon (.9180. Undefeated Kansas (.8431) and once-beaten Oklahoma (.8393) round out the top five in the BCS.

The top two teams in the BCS Standings on Sunday, Dec. 2 will advance to the BCS National Championship Game at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans on Jan. 7. 

Other SEC teams in the BCS standings include Georgia at No. 10, Florida at No. 15, Auburn at No. 18, Alabama at No. 22, Tennessee at No. 24, and Kentucky at No. 25. 

LSU returns to action on Saturday when they step out of conference play to host Louisiana Tech at 7 p.m. for Homecoming.


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BCS Standings

Rk Team W-L CPU % Rev. BCS
1 Ohio State 10-0 .9900 1 .995
2 LSU 8-1 .9600 3 .941
3 Oregon 8-1 .9200 5 .918
4 Kansas 9-0 .8800 8 .843
5 Oklahoma 8-1 .7400 6 .839
6 Missouri 8-1 .7200 9 .743
7 West Virginia 7-1 .6000 7 .742
8 Boston College 8-1 .8100 2 .698
9 Arizona State 8-1 .8400 4 .693
10 Georgia 7-2 .6200 10 .607
11 Virginia Tech 7-2 .6100 11 .565
12 Michigan 8-2 .4900 12 .492
13 Connecticut 8-1 .6100 13 .464
14 Texas 8-2 .2700 15 .440
15 Florida 6-3 .4700 20 .402
16 Hawaii 8-0 .0000 14 .377
17 USC 7-2 .1600 19 .376
18 Auburn 7-3 .2800 16 .331
19 Virginia 8-2 .4800 23 .275
20 Boise State 8-1 .1900 22 .233
21 Clemson 7-2 .3000 25 .229
22 Alabama 6-3 .2300 17 .167
23 Penn State 7-3 .2400 31 .124
24 Tennessee 6-3 .1500 27 .105
25 Kentucky 6-3 .0400 28 .091

AP Top 25

 1. Ohio State (60) 10-0 1,616
 2. LSU (5) 8-1 1,523
 3. Oregon 8-1 1,517
 4. Oklahoma 8-1 1,421
 5. Kansas 9-0 1,329
 6. West Virginia 7-1 1,327
 7. Missouri 8-1 1,260
 8. Boston College 8-1 1,051
 9. Arizona State 8-1 1,042
10. Georgia 7-2 1,021
11. Virginia Tech 7-2 923
12. USC 7-2 817
13. Michigan 8-2 783
14. Hawaii 8-0 776
15. Texas 8-2 735
16. Connecticut 8-1 665
17. Florida 6-3 623
18. Auburn 7-3 611
19. Boise State 8-1 372
20. Clemson 7-2 340
21. Alabama 6-3 335
22. Tennessee 6-3 245
23. Virginia 8-2 212
24. California 6-3 127
25. Kentucky 6-3 127

Others Receiving Votes
Florida State 89, Cincinnati 68, Brigham Young 44, Penn State 38, Illinois 27, Arkansas 20, Wisconsin 12, South Florida 11, Wake Forest 8, South Carolina 6, Purdue 3, TROY 1.

Dropped From Rankings
South Florida 20, Wake Forest 21.

USA Today Top 25 Poll

Record Pts Pvs
1. Ohio State (55) 10-0 1,493 1
2. LSU (1) 8-1 1,393 3
3. Oregon (2) 8-1 1,376 4
4. Oklahoma (2) 8-1 1,330 5
5. Kansas 9-0 1,241 8
6. West Virginia 7-1 1,222 7
7. Missouri 8-1 1,143 9
8. Boston College 8-1 951 2
9. Arizona State 8-1 946 6
10. Georgia 7-2 927 10
11. Virginia Tech 7-2 829 13
12. Hawaii 8-0 807 11
13. Michigan 8-2 770 14
14. Texas 8-2 757 12
15. Southern California 7-2 706 15
16. Connecticut 8-1 568 20
17. Auburn 7-3 551 16
18. Florida 6-3 529 17
19. Boise State 8-1 368 22
20. Clemson 7-2 318 24
21. Virginia 8-2 259 NR
22. Kentucky 6-3 197 23
23. Alabama 6-3 174 18
24. Tennessee 6-3 114 NR
25. Penn State 7-3 105 NR

Others receiving votes: Wisconsin 86; California 74; Cincinnati 58; Illinois 45; Brigham Young 39; Florida State 26; Arkansas 20; Texas Tech 18; Wake Forest 17; South Carolina 16; Purdue 14; South Florida 5; Houston 4; Oklahoma State 3; Fresno State 1.

Harris Interactive Top 25

Rk Team W-L Points Prev
1 Ohio State (112)  10-0 2823 1
2 LSU 8-1 2640 3
3 Oregon (1)  8-1 2590 5
4 Oklahoma 8-1 2518 4
5 Kansas 9-0 2322 8
6 West Virginia 7-1 2291 7
7 Missouri 8-1 2111 9
8 Boston College 8-1 1836 2
9 Arizona State 8-1 1720 6
10 Hawaii 8-0 1677 10
11 Georgia 7-2 1651 12
12 Texas 8-2 1540 11
13 Virginia Tech 7-2 1500 14
14 USC 7-2 1404 13
15 Michigan 8-2 1332 15
16 Connecticut 8-1 1137 19
17 Florida 6-3 1079 16
18 Auburn 7-3 975 18
19 Boise State 8-1 747 22
20 Clemson 7-2 493 29
21 Virginia 8-2 486 27
22 Alabama 6-3 437 17
23 Kentucky 6-3 288 24
24 Tennessee 6-3 251 30
25 California 6-3 191 26

Others receiving votes:
Penn State 178, Cincinnati 123, Wisconsin 115, Illinois 53, Florida State 41, Arkansas 39, Brigham Young 37, South Florida 26, South Carolina 24, Wake Forest 21, Purdue 13, Air Force 8, Texas Tech 5, Rutgers 2, Fresno State 1.