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Football Ranked No. 13 Entering Bowl Season

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Football Ranked No. 13 Entering Bowl Season

BATON ROUGE — The LSU football team will enter postseason bowl play ranked No. 13 in the Associated Press Top 25 and the USA Today Coaches Poll, it was announced on Sunday. The Tigers finished the regular-season ranked No. 12 in the Bowl Championship Series rankings and No. 14 in the Harris Interactive poll.

The AP Top 25

Record Pts Pvs
1. Alabama (58) 13-0 1,498 2
2. Texas (2) 13-0 1,425 3
3. TCU 12-0 1,376 4
4. Cincinnati 12-0 1,302 5
5. Florida 12-1 1,253 1
6. Boise St. 13-0 1,237 6
7. Oregon 10-2 1,128 7
8. Ohio St. 10-2 1,080 8
9. Georgia Tech 11-2 952 12
10. Iowa 10-2 925 9
11. Penn St. 10-2 883 10
12. Virginia Tech 9-3 866 11
13. LSU 9-3 686 15
14. Miami 9-3 660 17
15. BYU 10-2 658 16
16. Oregon St. 8-4 524 13
17. Pittsburgh 9-3 514 14
18. West Virginia 9-3 447 24
19. Stanford 8-4 390 23
20. Nebraska 9-4 371 21
21. Oklahoma St. 9-3 349 22
22. Arizona 8-4 323 NR
23. Utah 9-3 151 NR
24. Wisconsin 9-3 133 NR
25. Central Michigan 11-2 64 NR

Others receiving votes: East Carolina 53, Houston 50, Texas Tech 44, Southern Cal 8, Northwestern 35, Clemson 31, California 14, Mississippi 14, North Carolina 7, Oklahoma 7, Tennessee 6, Missouri 4, Georgia 1, Montana 1.

USA TODAY/ESPN TOP 25 COACHES’ POLL ? Dec. 6, 2009

Rank School (record), Points, Last week’s rank, First-place votes
1. Alabama (13-0), 1470, 3, 54
2. Texas (13-0), 1409, 2, 4
3. TCU (12-0), 1336, 4, 0
4. Cincinnati (12-0), 1280, 5, 1
5. Florida (12-1), 1240, 1, 0
6. Boise State (13-0), 1216, 6, 0
7. Oregon (10-2), 1096, 8, 0
8. Ohio State (10-2), 1077, 7, 0
9. Penn State (10-2), 950, 9, 0
10. Georgia Tech (11-2), 921, 12, 0
11. Iowa (10-2), 918, 10, 0
12. Virginia Tech (9-3), 829, 11, 0
13. LSU (9-3), 718, 14, 0
14. Brigham Young (10-2), 702, 13, 0
15. Miami (Fla.) (9-3), 611, 17, 0
16. Pittsburgh (9-3), 506, 15, 0
17. West Virginia (9-3), 429, 23, 0
18. Oklahoma State (9-3), 404, 21, 0
19. Nebraska (9-4), 391, 20, 0
20. Oregon State (8-4), 368, 16, 0
21. Stanford (8-4), 253, 24, 0
22. Wisconsin (9-3), 247, NR, 0
23. Arizona (8-4), 237, NR, 0
24. Utah (9-3), 183, 25, 0
25. Houston (10-3), 106, 18, 0

Dropped out: No. 19 Southern California (8-4, lost to then-unranked Arizona 21-17), No. 22 California (8-3, lost to Washington 42-10).

Others receiving votes: Central Michigan (11-2) 63; Southern California (8-4) 42; East Carolina (9-4) 37; Texas Tech (8-4) 34; Northwestern (8-4) 24; Clemson (8-5) 23; Mississippi (8-4) 16; California (8-4) 12; South Carolina (7-5) 8; Missouri (8-4) 5; Oklahoma (7-5) 5; Troy (9-3) 3; North Carolina (8-4) 2; Georgia (7-5) 1; Middle Tennessee (9-3) 1; Navy (8-4) 1; Nevada (8-4) 1.

Bowl Championship Series Rankings
Dec. 6, 2009

RK, Team, Prev, BCS Avg.
1. Alabama, 2, .998
2. Texas, 3, .943
3. Cincinnati, 5, .888
4. TCU, 4, .884
5. Florida, 1, .864
6. Boise State, 6, .811
7. Oregon, 7, .757
8. Ohio State, 8, .657
9. Georgia Tech, 10, .649
10. Iowa, 9, .618
11. Virginia Tech, 12, .568
12. LSU, 13, .537
13. Penn State, 11, .532
14. Brigham Young, 14, .453
15. Miami (FL), 17, .442
16. West Virginia, 23, .336
17. Pittsburgh, 15, .314
18. Oregon State, 16, .288
19. Oklahoma State, 20, .263
20. Arizona, 0, .225
21. Stanford, 24, .18
22. Nebraska, 22, .165
23. Utah, 25, .124
24. USC, 18, .121
25. Wisconsin, 0, .12

Harris Poll

RK TEAM RECORD PTS PVS
1 Florida (82) 12-0 2783 1
2 Texas (15) 12-0 2682 2
3 Alabama (12) 12-0 2651 3
4 TCU (4) 12-0 2473 4
5 Cincinnati 11-0 2343 5
6 Boise State 12-0 2309 6
7 Ohio State 10-2 2108 8
8 Oregon 9-2 2044 10
9 Penn State 10-2 1804 11
10 Iowa 10-2 1711 13
11 Georgia Tech 10-2 1543 7
12 Virginia Tech 9-3 1524 14
13 Brigham Young 10-2 1263 15
14 LSU 9-3 1256 16
15 Pittsburgh 9-2 1250 9
16 Oregon State 8-3 1100 18
17 Miami (FL) 9-3 983 21
18 Houston 10-2 849 20
19 USC 8-3 833 22
20 Oklahoma State 9-3 666 12
21 California 8-3 580 23
22 Nebraska 9-3 509 24
23 Stanford 8-4 381 NR
24 Utah 9-3 285 19
25 West Virginia 8-3 253 NR

Dropped from rankings: Clemson 17, Mississippi 25

Others receiving votes: Wisconsin 200, Clemson 135, Central Michigan 65, Arizona 47, Texas Tech 14, Oklahoma 12, Rutgers 11, Northwestern 10, Mississippi 9, Missouri 8, North Carolina 8, Ohio 6, Temple 6, Mississippi State 3, Georgia 3, Troy 2, Tennessee 1, South Carolina 1, East Carolina 1