LSU's Anthony Johnson (90) and Bennie Logan (18) combine for one of LSU's 14 tackles for loss.
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After SEC Road Win, Football Ranked No. 3
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Published: September 23, 2012, 10:47 AM (CT)
by LSUsports.net (@LSUsports), LSU Sports Interactive

BATON ROUGE - Despite going on the road to win its first Southeastern Conference game, the LSU football team dropped one spot to No. 3 in the AP Top 25 and the USA Today Coaches polls that were released on Sunday morning.

LSU (4-0, 1-0 SEC) returns to action on Saturday when Towson, a member of the Football Championship Subdivision, comes to Tiger Stadium for a 6 p.m. CT kickoff. The game will be televised by ESPNU.

LSU's Poll History: AP | Coaches

Four of the top six teams ranked in both polls are from the SEC.

The AP Top 25

By The Associated Press
Team (First-Place Votes) Record Points Previous
1. Alabama (59) 4-0 1,499 1
2. Oregon 4-0 1,414 3
3. LSU (1) 4-0 1,346 2
4. Florida St. 4-0 1,340 4
5. Georgia 4-0 1,245 5
6. South Carolina 4-0 1,147 7
7. Kansas St. 4-0 1,067 15
8. Stanford 3-0 1,055 9
9. West Virginia 3-0 1,045 8
10. Notre Dame 4-0 1,003 11
11. Florida 4-0 864 14
12. Texas 3-0 856 12
13. Southern Cal 3-1 801 13
14. Ohio St. 4-0 633 16
15. TCU 3-0 616 17
16. Oklahoma 2-1 611 6
17. Clemson 3-1 588 10
18. Oregon St. 2-0 451 NR
19. Louisville 4-0 414 20
20. Michigan St. 3-1 348 21
21. Mississippi St. 4-0 246 23
22. Nebraska 3-1 179 25
23. Rutgers 4-0 128 NR
24. Boise St. 2-1 114 24
25. Baylor 3-0 92 NR

Others receiving votes: Northwestern 89, UCLA 79, Michigan 44, Ohio 40, Virginia Tech 26, Arizona 17, Iowa St. 16, Wisconsin 13, Oklahoma St. 12, Texas A&M 11, Cincinnati 10, Tennessee 10, Texas Tech 10, Arizona St. 8, Louisiana Tech 7, Purdue 5, Miami 1.

USA Today Coaches' Poll

Rank, Team, Record, Points, Final Week Rank
1, Alabama, 4-0, 1473, 1
2, Oregon, 4-0, 1371, 3
3, LSU, 4-0, 1361, 2
4, Florida St., 4-0, 1306, 4
5, Georgia, 4-0, 1224, 6
6, South Carolina, 4-0, 1149, 8
7, West Virginia, 3-0, 1137, 7
8, Kansas St., 4-0, 1000, 13
9, Stanford, 3-0, 949, 11
10, Texas, 3-0, 924, 10
11, Notre Dame, 4-0, 836, 15
12, Florida, 4-0, 817, 14
13, USC, 3-1, 813, 12
14, TCU, 3-0, 705, 16
15, Oklahoma, 2-1, 699, 5
16, Clemson, 3-1, 560, 9
17, Louisville, 4-0, 493, 18
18, Michigan St., 3-1, 404, 20
19, Mississippi St., 4-0, 349, 23
20, Nebraska, 3-1, 327, 22
21, Oregon St., 2-0, 220, NR
22, Oklahoma St., 2-1, 154, 25
23, Wisconsin, 3-1, 102, 24
24, Baylor, 3-0, 101, NR
25, Rutgers, 4-0, 98, NR
25, Virginia Tech, 3-1, 98, NR

Dropped Out
No. 17 Michigan (2-2), No. 19 UCLA (3-1), No. 21 Arizona (3-1).

Others Receiving Votes
Northwestern (4-0) 96; Boise State (2-1) 69; Michigan (2-2) 57; Iowa State 45; Cincinnati 42; UCLA (3-1) 33; Texas A&M 31; Louisiana Tech 28; Arizona State 22; Texas Tech 17; Arizona (3-1) 16; Ohio 13; Minnesota 11; Tennessee 6; Western Kentucky 5; Louisiana-Monroe 4; Purdue 4; Miami (Fla.) 2; San Jose State 2; Washington 2.

 

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