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Tigers Move Into Coaches' Top 10; 12th in AP
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Published: September 26, 2010, 10:00 AM (CT)
Updated: September 27, 2010, 08:52 AM (CT)
by LSUsports.net (@LSUsports), LSU Sports Interactive

BATON ROUGE -- After a dominating defensive effort that included a 60-yard punt return touchdown by Patrick Peterson, LSU moved up two spots in the USA Today Top 25 Coaches' Poll that was released on Sunday morning.

The Tigers were ranked No. 12 in the Associated Press Top 25, three spots better than last week.

LSU (4-0, 2-0 SEC) takes on Tennessee (2-2), which defeated UAB in double overtime this weekend, 32-29.

AP Top 25

RK TEAM RECORD PTS
1 Alabama (57) 4-0 1496
2 Ohio State (2) 4-0 1431
3 Boise State (1) 3-0 1356
4 Oregon 4-0 1276
5 TCU 4-0 1269
6 Nebraska 4-0 1158
7 Florida 4-0 1132
8 Oklahoma 4-0 1095
9 Stanford 4-0 891
10 Auburn 4-0 858
11 Wisconsin 4-0 852
12 LSU 4-0 804
13 Utah 4-0 790
14 Arizona 4-0 722
15 Arkansas 3-1 721
16 Miami (FL) 2-1 597
17 Iowa 3-1 503
18 USC 4-0 466
19 South Carolina 3-1 406
20 Michigan 4-0 396
21 Texas 3-1 374
22 Penn State 3-1 199
23 North Carolina State 4-0 163
24 Michigan State 4-0 146
25 Nevada 4-0 120

Dropped from rankings: West Virginia 22, Oregon State 24

Others receiving votes: West Virginia 62, Florida State 51, Missouri 51, Air Force 32, Kansas State 27, Oklahoma State 24, Clemson 9, UCLA 9, Oregon State 7, Northwestern 4, Houston 3

USA TODAY TOP 25 COACHES' POLL - Sept. 26, 2010
The Top 25 football coaches poll, with team's records in parentheses, total points based on 25 points for first place through one point for 25th, ranking in last week's poll and first-place votes received:

Last week's , First-place
Rank, School (record), Points, rank, votes
1. Alabama (4-0), 1472, 1, 57
2. Ohio State (4-0), 1412, 2, 2
3. Boise State (3-0), 1312, 3, 0
4. Oregon (4-0), 1243, 6, 0
5. TCU (4-0), 1221, 5, 0
6. Nebraska (4-0), 1164, 7, 0
7. Florida (4-0), 1155, 8, 0
8. Oklahoma (4-0), 1083, 9, 0
9. Wisconsin (4-0), 989, 10, 0
10. LSU (4-0), 896, 12, 0
11. Auburn (4-0), 828, 14, 0
12. Utah (4-0), 790, 13, 0
13. Stanford (4-0), 744, 17, 0
14. Arizona (4-0), 689, 16, 0
15. Arkansas (3-1), 576, 11, 0
16. Texas (3-1), 563, 4, 0
17. Miami (Fla.) (2-1), 517, 19, 0
18. Iowa (3-1), 509, 18, 0
19. Michigan (4-0), 375, 22, 0
20. Penn State (3-1), 347, 20, 0
21. Michigan State (4-0), 278, 23, 0
22. South Carolina (3-1), 272, 15, 0
23. Missouri (4-0), 182, 24, 0
24. Oklahoma State (3-0), 146, 25, 0
25. Nevada (4-0), 102, not ranked, 0

Dropped out: No. 21 West Virginia (3-1, lost 20-14 to then-No. 12 LSU).

Others receiving votes: Florida State (3-1) 84; North Carolina State (4-0) 80; West Virginia (3-1) 45; Air Force (3-1) 22; Northwestern (4-0) 21; Kansas State (4-0) 17; Clemson (2-1) 16; Houston (3-1) 10; Mississippi State (2-2) 7; Texas Tech (2-1) 5; Virginia Tech (2-2) 2; UCLA (2-2) 1.

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