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Writers Put Football in New Ranking
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Published: September 16, 2012, 11:50 AM (CT)
by Todd Politz (@tpolitz), Director of Digital Media

BATON ROUGE -- Coming off its 20th-straight home win and its third of 2012, the LSU football team moved to No. 2 in the AP Top 25, it was announced on Sunday morning.

LSU (3-0) remained No. 2 in the coaches' poll as it prepares for its Southeastern Conference opener at Auburn on Saturday at 6 p.m. CT (ESPN).

 

AP Top 25

Team Record, Points, Previous
1. Alabama (58) 3-0 1,498 1
2. LSU (2) 3-0 1,433 3
3. Oregon 3-0 1,356 4
4. Florida St. 3-0 1,275 5
5. Georgia 3-0 1,203 7
6. Oklahoma 2-0 1,181 5
7. South Carolina 3-0 1,081 8
8. West Virginia 2-0 1,051 9
9. Stanford 3-0 1,009 21
10. Clemson 3-0 899 11
11. Notre Dame 3-0 854 20
12. Texas 3-0 816 14
13. Southern Cal 2-1 776 2
14. Florida 3-0 743 18
15. Kansas St. 3-0 683 15
16. Ohio St. 3-0 680 12
17. TCU 2-0 535 16
18. Michigan 2-1 448 17
19. UCLA 3-0 429 22
20. Louisville 3-0 366 19
21. Michigan St. 2-1 318 10
22. Arizona 3-0 296 24
23. Mississippi St. 3-0 106 NR
24. Boise St. 1-1 95 NR
25. Nebraska 2-1 80 NR

Others receiving votes: Oregon St. 68, Baylor 55, Northwestern 41, Ohio 20, Oklahoma St. 19, Rutgers 19, Iowa St. 15, Virginia Tech 13, Cincinnati 9, Tennessee 6, Texas Tech 5, Wisconsin 5, Missouri 4, Texas A&M 4, Georgia Tech 3, Fresno St. 2, Utah 1.

 

USA Today Coaches Top 25

Rank , Team (first-place votes), Record, Points , Last week
1. Alabama (54), 3-0, 1,470, 1
2. LSU (5), 3-0, 1,411, 2
3. Oregon, 3-0, 1,339, 4
4. Florida State, 3-0, 1,240, 6
5. Oklahoma, 2-0, 1,201, 5
6. Georgia, 3-0, 1,150, 7
7. West Virginia, 2-0, 1,114, 8
8. South Carolina, 3-0, 1,071, 9
9. Clemson , 3-0, 955, 11
10. Texas, 3-0, 869, 12
11. Stanford, 3-0, 868, 16
12. Southern California, 2-1, 779, 3
13. Kansas State, 3-0, 767, 14
14. Florida, 3-0, 689, 17
15. Notre Dame, 3-0, 681, 19
16. TCU, 2-0, 675, 15
17. Michigan, 2-1, 507, 18
18. Louisville, 3-0, 434, 20
19. UCLA, 3-0, 375, 23
20. Michigan State , 2-1, 354, 10
21. Arizona, 3-0, 296, 25
22. Nebraska, 2-1, 194, 24
23. Mississippi State, 3-0, 99, NR
24. Wisconsin, 2-1, 97, 22
25. Oklahoma State, 2-1, 73, NR

Dropped out
No. 13 Virginia Tech (2-1, lost to Pittsburgh 35-17), No. 21 Arkansas (1-2, lost to No. 1 Alabama 52-0).

Others receiving votes
Virginia Tech 71; Boise State 70; Baylor 54; Cincinnati 39; Northwestern 33; Iowa State 29; Rutgers 29; Oregon State 24; Georgia Tech 20; Louisiana Tech 18; Missouri 18; Texas Tech 15; Brigham Young 8; Texas A&M 7; Tennessee 6; Utah 6; Arizona State 5; Ohio 5; Louisiana-Monroe 4; Western Kentucky 3; Washington 2; San Jose State 1.

 

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