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Oct. 7 Football National Rankings Released
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Published: October 07, 2012, 10:45 AM (CT)
Updated: October 07, 2012, 04:47 PM (CT)
by Todd Politz (@tpolitz), Director of Digital Media

BATON ROUGE -- After suffering its first loss in the regular season since 2010, the LSU football team dropped to No. 9 in the AP Top 25 and No. 8 in the USA Today Coaches' Poll released on Sunday morning.

The Tigers were also ranked No. 8 in the first edition of the Harris Interactive Poll, which is part of the Bowl Championship Series standings formula.

LSU (5-1, 1-1 SEC) lost to then-No. 10 Florida on Saturday in "The Swamp," 14-6. The Tigers now face undefeated and third-ranked South Carolina (6-0, 4-0 SEC) on Saturday night in Tiger Stadium.

The Oct. 13 matchup will mark the first time in the 19-game series history that the Gamecocks enter ranked higher than LSU in the AP Top 25. Four of these matchups pre-date the poll.

LSU Poll History: AP | Coaches

The teams have met six times since South Carolina joined the SEC in 1992, with LSU holding a 4-1-1 advantage.

LSU has won 21-straight home games.

Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. CT on ESPN.

The AP Top 25

Team, Record, Points, Previous
1. Alabama (60) 5-0 1,500 1
2. Oregon 6-0 1,435 2
3. South Carolina 6-0 1,359 6
4. Florida 5-0 1,265 10
5. West Virginia 5-0 1,260 8
6. Kansas St. 5-0 1,217 7
7. Notre Dame 5-0 1,176 9
8. Ohio St. 6-0 1,053 12
9. LSU 5-1 938 4
10. Oregon St. 4-0 873 14
11. Southern Cal 4-1 812 13
12. Florida St. 5-1 800 3
13. Oklahoma 3-1 756 17
14. Georgia 5-1 733 5
15. Texas 4-1 711 11
16. Clemson 5-1 657 15
17. Stanford 4-1 587 18
18. Louisville 5-0 494 19
19. Mississippi St. 5-0 450 20
20. Rutgers 5-0 331 22
21. Cincinnati 4-0 205 NR
22. Texas A&M 4-1 153 NR
23. Louisiana Tech 5-0 129 NR
24. Boise St. 4-1 114 NR
25. Michigan 3-2 82 NR

Others receiving votes: Ohio 79, Baylor 62, Iowa St. 54, TCU 50, Michigan St. 49, Arizona St. 39, Washington 39, NC State 17, Nebraska 5, Arizona 4, Duke 3, Tennessee 3, Texas Tech 2, Tulsa 2, Northwestern 1, Penn St. 1.

USA Today Coaches' Poll

Rank School (record) (First-place votes) Points Last week's rank
1. Alabama (5-0) (58) 1474 1
2. Oregon (6-0) (1) 1411 2
3. South Carolina (6-0) 1345 6
4. West Virginia (5-0) 1296 7
5. Kansas State (5-0) 1216 8
6. Florida (5-0) 1165 11
7. Notre Dame (5-0) 1152 10
8. LSU (5-1) 961 3
9. Southern California (4-1) 940 12
10. Oklahoma (3-1) 872 14
11. Florida State (5-1) 819 4
12. Georgia (5-1) 761 5
13. Clemson (5-1) 759 15
14. Oregon State (4-0) 691 17
15. Texas (4-1) 663 9
16. Louisville (5-0) 628 16
17. Stanford (4-1) 577 18
18. Mississippi State (5-0) 558 19
19. Rutgers (5-0) 410 21
20. Cincinnati (4-0) 365 23
21. Texas A&M (4-1) 208 NR
22. Boise State (4-1) 197 25
23. TCU (4-1) 194 13
24. Louisiana Tech (5-0) 131 NR
25. Iowa State (4-1) 73 NR

Dropped out: No. 20 Nebraska (4-2, lost to Ohio State 63-38), No. 22 Northwestern (5-1, lost to Penn State 39-28), No. 24 Texas Tech (4-1, lost to then-No. 14 Oklahoma 41-20).

Others receiving votes: Arizona State (4-1) 61; Baylor (3-1) 52; Michigan (3-2) 33; Northwestern (5-1) 31; Michigan State (4-2) 27; Ohio (6-0) 23; Nebraska (4-2) 18; Texas Tech (4-1) 11; Duke (5-1) 10; Wisconsin (4-2) 8; Western Kentucky (4-1) 7; Louisiana-Lafayette (4-1) 6; North Carolina State (4-2) 6; Oklahoma State (2-2) 5; San Jose State (4-1) 4; Louisiana-Monroe (3-2) 3; Nevada (5-1) 2; Toledo (5-1) 2.

Harris Interactive Poll

Rank, Team, Record, Points
1. Alabama (108), 5-0, 2,820
2. Oregon (5), 6-0, 2,706
3. South Carolina, 6-0, 2,565
4. West Virginia, 5-0, 2,376
5. Kansas State, 5-0, 2,355
6. Florida, 5-0, 2,305
7. Notre Dame, 5-0, 2,210
8. LSU, 5-1, 1,901
9. Florida State, 5-1, 1,736
10. USC, 4-1, 1,634
11. Georgia, 5-1, 1,532
12. Oregon State, 4-0, 1,516
13. Oklahoma, 3-1, 1,428
14. Clemson, 5-1, 1,410
15. Texas, 4-1, 1,287
16. Stanford, 4-1, 1,266
17. Mississippi State, 5-0, 1,093
18. Louisville, 5-0, 1,088
19. Rutgers, 5-0, 785
20. Cincinnati, 4-0, 552
21. TCU, 4-1, 384
22. Boise State, 4-1, 335
23. Texas A&M, 4-1, 291
24. Louisiana Tech, 5-0, 147
25. Iowa State, 4-1, 129

Other teams receiving votes: Baylor 126; Michigan State 121; Ohio 108; Arizona State 99; Nebraska 75; Michigan 67; Northwestern 42; Wisconsin 42; Texas Tech 39; NC State 33; Oklahoma State 31; Duke 21; UCLA 16; Nevada 13; Washington 12; California 6; Western Kentucky 5; Fresno State 4; Tulsa 4; Tennessee 3; Arizona 2; Louisiana-Monroe 2; Virginia Tech 2; Toledo 1.

 

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