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Football Ranked No. 14 by AP, Coaches; 18th in BCS
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Published: October 15, 2006, 12:00 AM (CT)
Updated: October 29, 2009, 03:22 AM (CT)
by LSUsports.net (@LSUsports), LSU Sports Interactive

BATON ROUGE -- LSU is ranked No. 18 in the first Bowl Championship Series Standings, which were released on Sunday by the National Football Foundation.

LSU, now 5-2 overall following Saturday’s 49-0 win over Kentucky, has a BCS average of .3395. The Tigers have a an average computer ranking of No. 21, while they are ranked No. 14 in the Harris Interactive Poll and No. 14 in the USA Today Coaches poll. All three components computer rankings, Harris Poll and Coaches Poll make up the BCS average.

Ohio State stands atop the BCS Standings with a .9731 average. The Buckeyes are followed by Southern Cal (.9559), Michigan (.9341), Auburn (.7478) and West Virginia (.7446).

Other Southeastern Conference teams in the BCS Standings include Florida at No. 6 with a .7375 average, Tennessee at No. 11 (.6256) and Arkansas at No. 13 (.4714). LSU has already faced Florida and the Tigers have November dates against both Tennessee and Arkansas.

LSU returns to action on Saturday when the Tigers host Fresno State at 8 p.m. in Tiger Stadium. It will be the first ever meeting between the teams.

Week 8 AP Top 25
1. Ohio St. (63) 7-0 1,623 1
2. Michigan 7-0 1,528 4
3. Southern Cal 6-0 1,465 3
4. West Virginia (2) 6-0 1,459 5
5. Texas 6-1 1,355 6
6. Louisville 6-0 1,223 7
7. Tennessee 5-1 1,179 8
8. Auburn 6-1 1,176 11
9. Florida 6-1 1,143 2
10. Notre Dame 5-1 1,042 9
11. California 6-1 1,027 10
12. Clemson 6-1 885 12
13. Georgia Tech 5-1 772 13
14. LSU 5-2 751 14
15. Arkansas 5-1 734 17
16. Oregon 5-1 639 18
17. Nebraska 6-1 555 21
18. Boise St. 6-0 519 20
19. Rutgers 6-0 400 24
20. Oklahoma 4-2 394 23
21. Wisconsin 6-1 366 25
22. Boston College 5-1 330 NR
23. Texas A&M 6-112 NR
24. Missouri 6-1 93 19
25. Wake Forest 6-1 83 NR

Others receiving votes:
Pittsburgh 73, Georgia 63, Iowa 61, Florida St. 30, Miami 17, Virginia Tech 6, Alabama 4, BYU 1, Purdue 1, Tulsa 1.


Week 8 USA Today Poll
 1. Ohio State (63) 7-0 1,575
 2. USC 6-0 1,476
 3. Michigan 7-0 1,430
 4. West Virginia 6-0 1,411
 5. Texas 6-1 1,314
 6. Louisville 6-0 1,205
 7. Auburn 6-1 1,122
 8. Notre Dame 5-1 1,068
 9. Tennessee 5-1 1,060
10. Florida 6-1 1,045
11. California 6-1 981
12. Clemson 6-1 896
13. Georgia Tech 5-1 703
14. LSU 5-2 682
15. Oregon 5-1 660
16. Nebraska 6-1 596
17. Boise State 6-0 575
18. Arkansas 5-1 532
19. Rutgers 6-0 415
20. Oklahoma 4-2 354
21. Boston College 5-1 321
22. Wisconsin 6-1 288
23. Iowa 5-2 172
24. Georgia 5-2 139
25. Texas A&M 6-1 111

OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES
Pittsburgh 105, Missouri 89, Wake Forest 59, Florida State 42, Virginia Tech 22, Miami (FL) 15, South Carolina 4, Penn State 3, Hawaii 3, Alabama 1, Brigham Young 1.

DROPPED FROM RANKINGS
Virginia Tech 17, Missouri 21.


Bowl Championship Series Ranking

Rk

Team

W-L

Harris

Coaches

CPU%

BCS

Rk

Points

%

Rk

Points

%

%

Prev

Avg

1

Ohio State

7-0

1

2848

1.008

1

1575

1.016

.000

4

.973

2

USC

6-0

3

2652

.939

2

1476

.952

.000

1

.956

3

Michigan

7-0

2

2663

.943

3

1430

.923

.000

20

.934

4

Auburn

6-1

7

2055

.727

7

1122

.724

.000

9

.748

5

West Virginia

6-0

4

2502

.886

4

1411

.910

.000

11

.745

6

Florida

6-1

9

1935

.685

10

1045

.674

.000

17

.738

7

Louisville

6-0

6

2188

.775

6

1205

.777

.000

19

.718

8

Notre Dame

5-1

10

1920

.680

8

1068

.689

.000

6

.694

9

Texas

6-1

5

2360

.835

5

1314

.848

.000

2

.684

10

California

6-1

11

1772

.627

11

981

.633

.000

0

.668

11

Tennessee

5-1

8

2009

.711

9

1060

.684

.000

0

.653

12

Clemson

6-1

12

1607

.569

12

896

.578

.000

0

.504

13

Arkansas

5-1

17

1044

.370

18

532

.343

.000

0

.471

14

Oregon

5-1

15

1136

.402

15

660

.426

.000

5

.449

15

Boise State

6-0

18

942

.333

17

575

.371

.000

0

.432

16

Rutgers

6-0

19

746

.264

19

415

.268

.000

0

.395

17

Nebraska

6-1

16

1088

.385

16

596

.385

.000

0

.354

18

LSU

5-2

14

1241

.439

14

682

.440

.000

12

.350

19

Georgia Tech

5-1

13

1289

.456

13

703

.454

.000

24

.340

20

Boston College

5-1

21

605

.214

21

321

.207

.000

21

.259

21

Wisconsin

6-1

22

567

.201

22

288

.186

.000

18

.254

22

Oklahoma

4-2

20

654

.232

20

354

.228

.000

23

.158

23

Iowa

5-2

23

290

.103

23

172

.111

.000

0

.070

24

Missouri

6-1

25

221

.078

27

89

.057

.000

0

.680

25

Tulsa

5-1

33

5

.002

-

-

.000

.000

0

.064

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