Football Advances One Spot in AP Top 25

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Football Advances One Spot in AP Top 25

BATON ROUGE — LSU’s win over 10th-ranked Auburn impressed the Associated Press voters enough to move the Tigers past Missouri to No. 5 in the nation in this week’s AP Top 25 which was released on Sunday afternoon. 

LSU, now 3-0 overall and 1-0 in Southeastern Conference play after its 26-21 win over Auburn, remained No. 6 in the USA Today Coaches Poll.   

LSU returns home on Saturday to host Mississippi State at 6:30 p.m. in a game televised nationally by ESPN2. A year ago, LSU opened its national championship season with a 45-0 win over Mississippi State in Starkville.

LSU’s No. 5/6 national ranking this week extends the Tigers streak of consecutive weeks in the top 10 to a school-record 26 straight periods. LSU has been ranked in the top 10 of every USA Today Coaches Poll and the AP Top 25 since Nov. 12, 2006.

The top four in both polls remain the same again this week with Southern Cal at No. 1, followed by Oklahoma at No. 2, Georgia at No. 3, and Florida at No. 4.

AP Top 25

The Top Twenty Five teams in The Associated Press expanded college football poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Sept. 20, points based on 25 points for a first place vote through one point for a 25th place vote, previous ranking, record vs. top 25 teams at time of game, record of opponents played, and extra points:

Record Pts Pv T25 Rec. Extra Points
1. Southern Cal (62) 2-0 1,621 1 1-0 4-1 Must prepare for RB Rodgers
2. Oklahoma 3-0 1,484 2 0-0 2-2 No. 1 Scoring Off. in NCAA
3. Georgia (2) 4-0 1,475 3 0-0 6-3 No. 1 Offense in SEC
4. Florida (1) 3-0 1,442 4 0-0 4-2 10-11-1 vs. Ole Miss
5. LSU 3-0 1,363 6 1-0 3-2 Overcame 14-3 deficit half
6. Missouri 4-0 1,360 5 1-0 5-2 No. 1 Total Off. in NCAA
7. Texas 3-0 1,174 7 0-0 3-5 QB McCoy 62 career TDs
8. Alabama 4-0 1,132 9 1-0 8-2 11-7 at Athens, Ga.
9. Wisconsin 3-0 1,091 8 1-0 7-1 2-8 last 10 vs. Wolverines
10. Texas Tech 4-0 962 11 0-0 2-3 No. 1 Pass Offense in NCAA
11. BYU 4-0 919 14 0-0 3-4 D has back-to-back shutouts
12. Penn St. 4-0 891 16 0-0 3-5 40-plus pts in 4 straight
13. South Florida 4-0 798 12 1-0 4-3 0-1 vs. Wolfpack
14. Ohio St. 3-1 790 13 0-1 3-3 40-7 vs. Golden Gophers
15. Auburn 3-1 785 10 0-1 6-5 6-2-1 at home vs. Vols
16. Wake Forest 3-0 711 18 1-0 6-2 Leads nation in TO margin
17. Utah 4-0 574 20 0-0 8-3 Best start since 2004
18. Kansas 3-1 555 19 0-1 5-2 Running game struggling
19. Boise St. 3-0 363 – 1-0 4-3 First road win vs. BCS team
20. Clemson 3-1 300 23 0-1 5-1 “Thunder” returned vs. SCSU
21. Vanderbilt 4-0 242 – 0-0 4-1 Last ranked: 10-1-1984
22. Illinois 2-1 224 22 0-1 7-5 3-12 vs. Nittany Lions
23. East Carolina 3-1 201 15 2-0 6-4 Tables turned in Raleigh
24. TCU 4-0 117 – 0-0 4-5 Top defense in NCAA
25. Fresno St. 2-1 105 25 0-1 3-3 Survived in 2OTs vs. Toledo

Others receiving votes: Oregon 100, Oklahoma St. 98, Virginia Tech 63, Colorado 39, Nebraska 32, Connecticut 26, Tulsa 19, Miami 17, Michigan St. 14, Georgia Tech 8, Kentucky 7, Northwestern 7, Ball St. 6, South Carolina 3, Florida St. 2, North Carolina 2, West Virginia 2, Minnesota 1.

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 Sept. 20, 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 California (56) 2-0 1517 1
2. Oklahoma (2) 3-0 1424 2
3. Georgia (2) 4-0 1388 3
4. Florida (1) 3-0 1345 4
5. Missouri 4-0 1284 5
6. LSU 3-0 1247 6
7. Texas 3-0 1143 7
8. Wisconsin 3-0 1041 8
9. Texas Tech 4-0 944 10
10. Alabama 4-0 939 13
11. Brigham Young 4-0 931 11
12. Penn State 4-0 818 15
13. Ohio State 3-1 744 14
14. South Florida 4-0 721 16
15. Wake Forest 3-0 678 18
16. Auburn 3-1 650 9
17. Utah 4-0 528 20
18. Kansas 3-1 506 19
19. Clemson 3-1 378 21
20. Boise State 3-0 265 NR
21. Illinois 2-1 233 23
22. Oregon 3-1 174 12
23. TCU 4-0 151 NR
24. Fresno State 2-1 117 NR
25. Vanderbilt 4-0 103 NR

Others receiving votes: East Carolina 88, Nebraska 83, Oklahoma State 55, Connecticut 54, Virginia Tech 47, Michigan State 37, Kentucky 36, Colorado 30, Northwestern 21, Tulsa 17, Ball State 16, Arizona State 11, California 9, Minnesota 8, Purdue 8, Georgia Tech 7, Miami 7, West Virginia 7, Cincinnati 6, Maryland 6, Louisville 3.