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Football Jumps USC in Coaches Poll
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Published: September 09, 2012, 10:52 AM (CT)
Updated: September 09, 2012, 07:15 PM (CT)
by Todd Politz (@tpolitz), Director of Digital Media

BATON ROUGE -- The LSU football team (2-0) jumped USC into the No. 2 spot in the latest USA Today Coaches' Poll released on Sunday.

Also, the Tigers remained ranked No. 3 by the Associated Press, just as they opened the season, following a second-straight home victory Saturday.

LSU, which beat Washington 41-3 on Saturday, next play host to Idaho on Sept. 15 in Tiger Stadium. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. on TigerVision pay-per-view. Details on ordering the broadcast in Louisiana and Idaho, as well as viewing options for those outside the states of the competing teams, will be available Monday.

The AP Top 25
Sept. 9, 2012

Team (First-Place Votes), Record, Points, Previous
1. Alabama (48) 2-0 1,486 1
2. USC (8) 2-0 1,414 2
3. LSU (4) 2-0 1,404 3
4. Oregon 2-0 1,299 4
t5. Florida St. 2-0 1,160 6
t5. Oklahoma 2-0 1,160 5
7. Georgia 2-0 1,155 7
8. South Carolina 2-0 1,025 9
9. West Virginia 1-0 1,017 9
10. Michigan St. 2-0 995 11
11. Clemson 2-0 868 12
12. Ohio St. 2-0 772 14
13. Virginia Tech 2-0 734 15
14. Texas 2-0 716 17
15. Kansas St. 2-0 714 21
16. TCU 1-0 542 20
17. Michigan 1-1 429 19
18. Florida 2-0 427 24
19. Louisville 2-0 316 23
20. Notre Dame 2-0 310 22
21. Stanford 2-0 260 25
22. UCLA 2-0 250 NR
23. Tennessee 2-0 177 NR
24. Arizona 2-0 149 NR
25. BYU 2-0 110 NR

Others receiving votes: Boise St. 106, Arkansas 79, Nebraska 79, Oregon St. 77, Mississippi St. 70, Baylor 54, Wisconsin 44, Louisiana-Monroe 23, Ohio 17, Georgia Tech 15, Oklahoma St. 13, South Florida 12, Arizona St. 10, Iowa St. 5, Northwestern 5, North Carolina 1, Utah St. 1.

USA TODAY SPORTS TOP 25 COACHES' POLL - Sept. 9, 2012

Rank School (record), Points, Last week's rank (First-place votes)
1. Alabama (2-0) 1455 1 (42)
2. LSU (2-0) 1380 3 (5)
3. USC (2-0) 1363 2 (11)
4. Oregon (2-0) 1292 4 (1)
5. Oklahoma (2-0) 1203 5
6. Florida State (2-0) 1153 6
7. Georgia (2-0) 1120 7
8. West Virginia (1-0) 1024 8
9. South Carolina (2-0) 1008 9
10. Michigan State (2-0) 950 11
11. Clemson (2-0) 904 12
12. Texas (2-0) 730 15
13. Virginia Tech (2-0) 704 18
14. Kansas State (2-0) 696 20
15. TCU (1-0) 649 17
16. Stanford (2-0) 455 21
17. Florida (2-0) 452 23
18. Michigan (1-1) 440 19
19. Notre Dame (2-0) 398 22
20. Louisville (2-0) 280 24
21. Arkansas (1-1) 246 10
22. Wisconsin (1-1) 151 13
23. UCLA (2-0) 147 NR
24. Nebraska (1-1) 135 14
25. Arizona (2-0) 120 NR

Dropped out: No. 16 Oklahoma State (1-1), No. 25 Boise State (0-1).

Others receiving votes: Boise State 104; Oklahoma State 97; Mississippi State 88; Tennessee 71; Brigham Young 70; Arizona State 58; Baylor 57; Cincinnati 29; Oregon State 28; Georgia Tech 24; South Florida 21; Louisiana Tech 13; Rutgers 12; Virginia 11; Iowa State 10; Northwestern 9; Wake Forest 6; Mississippi 3; Ohio 2; Texas Tech 2; Washington 2; Louisiana-Monroe 1; Nevada 1; Texas A&M 1.

 

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