Football Jumps to No. 2 in Coaches Poll; No. 3 in AP

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Football Jumps to No. 2 in Coaches Poll; No. 3 in AP

BATON ROUGE — LSU made another move in the USA Today Coaches Poll on Sunday, jumping three spots to No. 2 in the nation following its 34-24 Southeastern Conference win over Mississippi State on Saturday night in Tiger Stadium.

LSU, now 4-0 overall and 2-0 in conference play, also jumped from No. 6 to No. 3 in the Associated Press Top 25. The Harris Interactive Poll, which is also part of the BCS Standings formula, has LSU ranked No. 2 in its first poll of the year, which was released on Sunday.

Oklahoma is the top-ranked team in all three polls.

LSU’s No. 2/3 national ranking this week extends the Tigers streak of consecutive weeks in the top 10 to a school-record 27 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 Tigers have also spent a school-record 88 consecutive weeks in the USA Today Coaches Poll and for 87 straight weeks in the AP Poll. The last time LSU failed to make the top 25 in either poll came following the Tigers loss to Texas in the 2003 Cotton Bowl to conclude the 2002 season.

LSU will enjoy an open date this weekend before traveling to face Florida on Oct. 11 in Gainesville.

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. 27, 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. Oklahoma (43) 4-0 1,599 2
2. Alabama (21) 5-0 1,565 8
3. LSU 4-0 1,466 5
4. Missouri (1) 4-0 1,453 6
5. Texas 4-0 1,362 7
6. Penn St. 5-0 1,252 12
7. Texas Tech 4-0 1,105 10
8. BYU 4-0 1,098 11
9. Southern Cal 2-1 1,087 1
10. South Florida 5-0 1,035 13
11. Georgia 4-1 1,018 3
12. Florida 3-1 914 4
13. Auburn 4-1 860 15
14. Ohio St. 4-1 829 14
15. Utah 5-0 713 17
16. Kansas 3-1 650 18
17. Boise St. 3-0 549 19
18. Wisconsin 3-1 520 9
19. Vanderbilt 4-0 459 21
20. Virginia Tech 4-1 290 NR
21. Oklahoma St. 4-0 277 NR
22. Fresno St. 3-1 232 25
23. Oregon 4-1 199 NR
24. Connecticut 5-0 126 NR
25. Wake Forest 3-1 107 16

Others receiving votes: Maryland 46, Michigan St. 42, Kentucky 40, Ball St. 38, Northwestern 32, Tulsa 32, TCU 30, Illinois 24, North Carolina 21, Florida St. 14, Mississippi 13, Georgia Tech 10, California 5, Nebraska 5, Boston College 3, Oregon St. 3, Colorado 2.

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. 27, 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. Oklahoma (57) 4-0 1,520 2
2. LSU (1) 4-0 1,399 6
3. Missouri 4-0 1,398 5
4. Alabama (2) 5-0 1,350 10
5. Texas (1) 4-0 1,310 7
6. Penn State 5-0 1,146 12
7. Brigham Young 4-0 1,054 11
8. Texas Tech 4-0 1,047 9
9. Southern California 2-1 990 1
10. South Florida 5-0 888 14
10. Georgia 4-1 888 3
12. Ohio State 4-1 854 13
13. Florida 3-1 832 4
14. Auburn 4-1 776 16
15. Utah 5-0 684 17
16. Kansas 3-1 555 18
17. Wisconsin 3-1 521 8
18. Boise State 3-0 446 20
19. Vanderbilt 4-0 351 25
20. Oregon 4-1 286 22
21. Fresno State 3-1 280 24
22. Oklahoma State 4-0 229 NR
23. Connecticut 5-0 180 NR
24. Virginia Tech 4-1 161 NR
25. Wake Forest 3-1 148 15

Others receiving votes: Northwestern 98; Michigan State 88; Kentucky 86; Ball State 43; Maryland 40; Tulsa 38; Florida State 31; TCU 25; California 20; Georgia Tech 18; Illinois 14; Nebraska 8; Oregon State 6; Clemson 5; North Carolina 5; Notre Dame 3; Cincinnati 2; Duke 1; Mississippi 1.