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Football Resumes March Up National Rankings
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Published: November 11, 2012, 10:55 AM (CT)
Updated: November 11, 2012, 07:48 PM (CT)
by Todd Politz (@tpolitz), Director of Digital Media

BATON ROUGE --  Following a 37-17 Homecoming victory over Mississippi State on Saturday night, the LSU football team moved to No. 8 in the AP Top 25, the USA Today Coaches poll and the Harris Interactive Poll.

After a string of five-straight games against ranked opponents, LSU (8-2, 4-2 SEC) next faces Ole Miss at 2:30 p.m. CST on Saturday. The game will be broadcast nationally by CBS.

In the Bowl Championship Series standings, the Tigers remained No. 7.

Associated Press Top 25

Team (First-Place Votes) Record Points Previous
1. Oregon (45) 10-0 1,485 2
2. Kansas St. (14) 10-0 1,451 3
3. Notre Dame (1) 10-0 1,382 4
4. Alabama 9-1 1,259 1
5. Georgia 9-1 1,223 5
6. Ohio St. 10-0 1,212 5
7. Florida 9-1 1,089 7
8. LSU 8-2 1,046 9
9. Texas A&M 8-2 1,031 15
10. Florida St. 9-1 1,024 8
11. Clemson 9-1 907 10
12. South Carolina 8-2 848 12
13. Oklahoma 7-2 798 14
14. Stanford 8-2 766 16
15. Oregon St. 7-2 556 13
16. Nebraska 8-2 549 18
17. UCLA 8-2 541 17
18. Texas 8-2 496 19
19. Louisiana Tech 9-1 374 19
20. Louisville 9-1 322 11
21. Southern Cal 7-3 297 21
22. Rutgers 8-1 179 24
23. Michigan 7-3 135 NR
23. Texas Tech 7-3 135 25
25. Kent St. 9-1 93 NR

Others receiving votes: Oklahoma St. 79, N. Illinois 77, Mississippi St. 48, Wisconsin 26, UCF 16, Boise St. 14, Arizona 6, Cincinnati 6, Fresno St. 6, TCU 5, San Jose St. 4, Tulsa 4, Utah St. 4, San Diego St. 3, Northwestern 2, Toledo 1, Washington 1.

Bowl Championship Series Standings

RK, TEAM, BCS Avg., PVS, Computer Avg. , Comp. Pct.
1, Kansas State, .9674, 2, 2, .970
2, Oregon, .9497, 3, 4, .870
3, Notre Dame, .9396, 4, 1, .990
4, Alabama, .8534, 1, 5, .850
5, Georgia, .8328, 5, 6, .810
6, Florida, .7955, 6, 3, .920
7, LSU, .7331, 7, 7, .770
8, Texas A&M, .6621, 15, 8, .690
9, South Carolina, .6349, 8, 8, .690
10, Florida State, .6071, 10, 17, .290
11, Clemson, .5921, 13, 15, .390
12, Oklahoma, .5797, 12, 10, .630
13, Stanford, .5705, 14, 11, .610
14, Nebraska, .4679, 16, 13, .530
15, Texas, .4259, 17, 14, .480
16, Oregon State, .4161, 11, 12, .540
17, UCLA, .2925, 18, 20, .240
18, USC, .2769, 19, 17, .290
19, Louisville, .2159, 9, 27, .020
20, Louisiana Tech, .1911, 20, 25, .040
21, Michigan, .1665, NR, 16, .310
22, Rutgers, .1529, 23, 27, .020
23, Texas Tech, .1416, 22, 20, .240
24, Oklahoma State, .1088, NR, 22, .210
25, Washington, .0850, NR, 19, .250

USA Today Coaches Poll

Rank School (record) Points Last week's rank (First-place votes)
1. Oregon (10-0) 1460 2 (44)
2. Kansas State (10-0) 1427 3 (14)
3. Notre Dame (10-0) 1346 4 (1)
4. Georgia (9-1) 1260 5
5. Alabama (9-1) 1243 1
6. Florida State (9-1) 1143 6
7. Florida (9-1) 1079 7
8. LSU (8-2) 1040 9
9. Clemson (9-1) 1033 8
10. Texas A&M (8-2) 967 14
11. South Carolina (8-2) 903 11
12. Oklahoma (7-2) 799 13
13. Stanford (8-2) 793 15
14. Nebraska (8-2) 653 16
15. Texas (8-2) 615 17
16. UCLA (8-2) 494 19
17. Oregon State (7-2) 490 12
18. Louisville (9-1) 442 10
19. Louisiana Tech (9-1) 413 18
20. Rutgers (8-1) 354 20
21. Southern California (7-3) 343 22
22. Boise State (8-2) 161 24
23. Michigan (7-3) 144 NR
24. Oklahoma State (6-3) 111 NR
25. Texas Tech (7-3) 106 NR

Dropped out: No. 21 Northwestern (7-3, lost to then-unranked Michigan 38-31 OT); No. 23 Mississippi State (7-3, lost to then-No. 9 LSU 37-17), No. 25 Toledo (8-2, lost to Ball State 34-27).

Others receiving votes: Northern Illinois (9-1) 105; Wisconsin (7-3) 68; Kent State (9-1) 39; Cincinnati (7-2) 35; Mississippi State (7-3) 32; Utah State (8-2) 20; Central Florida (8-2) 18; Northwestern (7-3) 10; San Diego State (8-3) 8; Tulsa (8-2) 8; Washington (6-4) 7; Fresno State (8-3) 4; Middle Tennessee (6-3) 2.

Harris Interactive Poll

Rank, Team, Record, Points, Previous Week's Rank
1, Oregon (90), 10-0, 2,844, 2
2, Kansas State (23), 10-0, 2,774, 3
3, Notre Dame (1), 10-0, 2,634, 4
4, Alabama (1), 9-1, 2,494, 1
5, Georgia, 9-1, 2,398, 5
6, Florida State, 9-1, 2,175, 6
7, Florida, 9-1, 2,113, 7
8, LSU, 8-2, 2,082, 8
9, Clemson, 9-1, 1,972, 9
10, Texas A&M, 8-2, 1,842, 15
11, South Carolina, 8-2, 1,732, 11
12, Oklahoma, 7-2, 1,631, 13
13, Stanford, 8-2, 1,621, 14
14, Nebraska, 8-2, 1,239, 16
15, Texas, 8-2, 1,095, 17
16, Oregon State, 7-2, 1,081, 12
17, Louisville, 9-1, 943, 10
18, USC, 7-3, 886, 18
19, UCLA, 8-2, 870, 21
20, Louisiana Tech, 9-1, 728, 19
21, Rutgers, 8-1, 571, 22
22, Texas Tech, 7-3, 325, 25
23, Boise State, 8-2, 324, 23
24, Michigan, 7-3, 264, NR
25, Mississippi State, 7-3, 159, 20

Other teams receiving votes: Oklahoma State 118; Northern Illinois 116; Kent State 94; Wisconsin 94; Cincinnati 43; Utah State 31; Northwestern 21; TCU 15; San Diego State 12; Tulsa 9; San Jose State 8; Arizona 7; Fresno State 5; Toledo 4; Washington 1.

Dropped out of Top 25: Northwestern.

 

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