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Published: September 02, 2014, 10:56 AM (CT)
Updated: September 02, 2014, 01:37 PM (CT)
by Todd Politz (@tpolitz), Director of Digital Media

BATON ROUGE -- Coming a 28-24 victory over then-No. 14 Wisconsin on Saturday in Houston, the LSU football program moved to No. 12 in the AP Top 25 and the Amway Coaches Poll on Tuesday.

The Tigers received a first-place vote by the writers' poll.

LSU (1-0) trailed the Badgers by 17 points, but stormed back with 21 unanswered to post the fourth-biggest comeback by the program since 1960.

During the comeback, the Tigers defense allowed only 28 yards in the final 28 minutes of the game with a pair of interceptions.

Meanwhile, quarterback Anthony Jennings connected with receiver John Diarse for a 36-yard touchdown on third-and-21. Running back Kenny Hilliard amassed 93 of his 110 net yards in the fourth quarter, capped by a 28-yard game-winning touchdown with 9:41 to play.

The Tigers return Sept. 6 at 6:30 p.m. CT for its home opener in an expanded Tiger Stadium (103,321) against Football Championship Subdivision's 13th-ranked Sam Houston State.

New for 2014

The game will be broadcast on the LSU Sports Radio Network with pregame beginning at 4:30 p.m. Kickoff for LSU's first game on the new SEC Network will be at 6:39 p.m.

On Monday at 12:10 p.m., The Voice of the Tigers Jim Hawthorne and sideline reporter Gordy Rush will host Subway Fresh Take by Les Miles, as the head coach addresses the media at his weekly press luncheon. Members of the Geaux Zone can watch live or all may listen the an audio-only stream free at www.LSUsports.net/live.

The AP Top 25 | History

The Top 25 teams in The Associated Press college football poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Sept. 1, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote, and previous ranking:

Record Points Previous
1. Florida St. (46) 1-0 1,456 1
2. Alabama (1) 1-0 1,317 2
3. Oregon (5) 1-0 1,314 3
4. Oklahoma (2) 1-0 1,283 4
5. Auburn 1-0 1,186 6
6. Georgia (2) 1-0 1,114 12
7. Michigan St. 1-0 1,093 8
8. Ohio St. 1-0 982 5
9. Texas A&M (2) 1-0 978 21
10. Baylor 1-0 962 10
11. UCLA 1-0 944 7
12. LSU (1) 1-0 926 13
13. Stanford 1-0 886 11
14. Southern Cal 1-0 729 15
15. Ole Miss 1-0 525 18
16. Notre Dame 1-0 519 17
17. Arizona St. 1-0 431 19
18. Wisconsin 0-1 364 14
19. Nebraska 1-0 352 22
20. Kansas St. 1-0 325 20
21. North Carolina 1-0 196 23
21. South Carolina 0-1 196 9
23. Clemson 0-1 164 16
24. Missouri 1-0 147 24
25. Louisville 1-0 141 NR

Others receiving votes: Texas 126, Oklahoma St. 94, Duke 60, Florida 49, Mississippi St. 49, Penn St. 49, Michigan 38, TCU 29, Washington 27, BYU 21, Iowa 18, Marshall 18, Virginia Tech 17, Tennessee 14, Cincinnati 8, Texas Tech 7, West Virginia 7, Rutgers 6, Arizona 4, N. Dakota St. 2, Louisiana 1, Pittsburgh 1.

Amway Coaches Poll | History
Sept. 2, 2014

Rank Team Record Points (First-Place Votes)
1. Florida State 1-0 1541 (57)
2. Alabama 1-0 1432
3. Oklahoma 1-0 1407 (2)
4. Oregon 1-0 1358 (2)
5. Auburn 1-0 1289
6. Michigan State 1-0 1141
7. Ohio State 1-0 1114
8. Georgia 1-0 1108 (1)
9. Baylor 1-0 1018
10. Stanford 1-0 999
11. UCLA 1-0 964
12. LSU 1-0 912
13. Texas A&M 1-0 895
14. USC 1-0 713
15. Notre Dame 1-0 605
16. Arizona State 1-0 502
17. Ole Miss 1-0 438
18. Nebraska 1-0 384
19. Wisconsin 0-1 373
20. Kansas State 1-0 370
21. South Carolina 0-1 272
22. Missouri 1-0 189
23. North Carolina 1-0 168
24. Clemson 0-1 155
25. Texas 1-0 150

Dropped out: No. 25 Washington (1-0).

Others Receiving Votes
Oklahoma State 106; Florida 84; Louisville 73; Mississippi State 72; Michigan 59; Washington 51; Duke 47; Brigham Young 26; Iowa 23; TCU 23; Minnesota 16; Louisiana-Lafayette 13; Marshall 11; Virginia Tech 11; West Virginia 7; Cincinnati 7; Arizona 6; Oregon State 5; Pittsburgh 2; Rutgers 2; Northern Illinois 2; Colorado State 2; Texas Tech 2; Temple 1; Boise State 1; Memphis 1.

 

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