Football Remains Outside Polls After Win

LSU's Leonard Fournette had 225 all-purpose yards Saturday including 140 rushing.
LSU's Leonard Fournette had 225 all-purpose yards Saturday including 140 rushing.
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BATON ROUGE -- After a see-saw fourth-quarter win in The Swamp Saturday night, the LSU football team remained just outside the coaches' and writers' top 25 polls, it was announced Sunday.

The Tigers received enough points to be 27th in the weekly Amway Coaches Poll and the AP Top 25.

LSU (5-2, 1-2 SEC) - with losses to now-Top 10 SEC Western Division foes Mississippi State (No. 1) and Auburn (No. 8) - went into Ben Hill Griffin Stadium and overcame a 10-point deficit to with 30-27 on a 50-yard Colby Delahoussaye field goal with three seconds remaining.

The victory was Les Miles' 100th at LSU in his 126th game.

The Tigers return to action on Saturday at 6:30 p.m. CT when Kentucky (5-1, 2-1 SEC) carries its most wins to Tiger Stadium in history. Dating to 1949, Kentucky has never come to Baton Rouge with more than four wins.

AP Top 25

Rank, Team (First-Place Votes), Record, Points, Previous
1, Mississippi State (45), 6-0, 1,480, 3
2, Florida State (12), 6-0, 1,415, 1
3, Ole Miss (3), 6-0, 1,413, 3
4, Baylor, 6-0, 1,317, 5
5, Notre Dame, 6-0, 1,228, 6
6, Auburn, 5-1, 1,144, 2
7, Alabama, 5-1, 1,068, 7
8, Michigan State, 5-1, 1,015, 8
9, Oregon, 5-1, 1,014, 12
10, Georgia, 5-1, 981, 13
11, Oklahoma, 5-1, 935, 11
12, TCU, 4-1, 917, 9
13, Ohio State, 4-1, 648, 15
14, Kansas State, 4-1, 626, 17
15, Oklahoma State, 5-1, 620, 16
16, Arizona, 5-1, 590, 10
17, Arizona State, 4-1, 459, 20
18, East Carolina, 5-1, 449, 19
19, Nebraska, 5-1, 402, 21
20, Utah, 4-1, 305, 24
21, Texas A&M, 5-2, 264, 14
22, USC, 4-2, 258, NR
23, Stanford, 4-2, 223, 25
24, Clemson, 4-2, 188, NR
25, Marshall, 6-0, 148, NR

Others receiving votes: UCLA 110, LSU 67, Duke 45, Kentucky 36, Minnesota 36, West Virginia 27, Washington 22, Georgia Tech 11, Arkansas 10, Louisville 7, Rutgers 7, Iowa 6, Colorado St. 3, N. Dakota St. 3, South Carolina 1, Virginia 1, Wisconsin 1.

Amway Coaches Poll

Rank, Team, Record, Points (1st Place Votes) Previous
1, Mississippi State , 6-0, 1490 (26), 6
2, Florida State , 6-0, 1489, (31), 1
3, Ole Miss , 6-0, 1436, (5), 4
4, Baylor , 6-0, 1392, 3
5, Notre Dame , 6-0, 1292, 5
6, Michigan State , 5-1, 1129, 8
7, Alabama , 5-1, 1121, 7
8, Auburn , 5-1, 1111, 2
9, Oregon , 5-1, 1017, 11
10, Georgia , 5-1, 1013, 10
11, Oklahoma , 5-1, 1005, 9
12, TCU , 4-1, 824, 12
13, Ohio State , 4-1, 737, 15
14, Kansas State , 4-1, 710, 16
15, Oklahoma State , 5-1, 610, 18
16, East Carolina , 5-1, 518, 19
17, Arizona , 5-1, 502, 13
18, Arizona State , 4-1, 471, 20
19, Nebraska , 5-1, 433, 21
20, Stanford , 4-2, 344, 22
21, Texas A&M , 5-2, 269, 14
22, Clemson , 4-2, 244, 25
23, Utah , 4-1, 161, 27
24, Marshall , 6-0, 153, 26
25, USC , 4-2, 125, 31

Others Receiving Votes
UCLA 116; LSU 80; Minnesota 78; Duke 70; Washington 70; Kentucky 37; Wisconsin 34; West Virginia 17; Iowa 15; Georgia Tech 14; Oregon State 10; Missouri 5; Colorado State 5; Brigham Young 2; Rutgers 1.

Schools Dropped Out
No. 17 UCLA, No. 23 Georgia Tech, No. 24 Missouri.

 

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