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LSU's Anthony Johnson (90) and Bennie Logan (18) combine for one of LSU's 14 tackles for loss.
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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