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After Blitzing Blazers, Football Climbs in Polls
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Published: September 08, 2013, 11:26 AM (CT)
by LSUsports.net (@LSUsports), LSU Sports Interactive

BATON ROUGE -- The morning after a record-setting Saturday night in Tiger Stadium, the LSU football team continued its ascent in the national polls.

LSU (2-0) climbed from No. 9 to No. 8 in the AP Top 25 and from 11th to eighth the USA Today Coaches' Poll.

Quarterback Zach Mettenberger tossed a school-record five touchdown passes, while wide receiver and return specialist Odell Beckham Jr. ran back a missed field goal 100 yards for a touchdown - a first in LSU history. Beckham finished with 331 all-purpose yards and scored four touchdowns.

The AP Top 25

Team Record Points Previous
1. Alabama (57) 1-0 1,494 1
2. Oregon (1) 2-0 1,385 2
3. Clemson (1) 2-0 1,332 4
4. Ohio St. (1) 2-0 1,327 3
5. Stanford 1-0 1,271 5
6. Texas A&M 2-0 1,133 7
7. Louisville 2-0 1,105 8
8. LSU 2-0 1,075 9
9. Georgia 1-1 1,036 11
10. Florida St. 1-0 1,011 10
11. Michigan 2-0 872 17
12. Oklahoma St. 2-0 834 13
13. South Carolina 1-1 829 6
14. Oklahoma 2-0 675 16
15. Miami 2-0 615 NR
16. UCLA 1-0 488 18
17. Northwestern 2-0 452 19
18. Florida 1-1 405 12
19. Washington 1-0 392 20
20. Wisconsin 2-0 378 21
21. Notre Dame 1-1 333 14
22. Baylor 2-0 295 23
23. Nebraska 2-0 277 22
24. TCU 1-1 170 24
25. Ole Miss 2-0 78 NR

Others receiving votes: Arizona St. 64, Fresno St. 26, Michigan St. 26, Texas 26, N. Illinois 21, Virginia Tech 15, BYU 14, Georgia Tech 10, Arizona 9, Illinois 9, Bowling Green 7, Penn St. 7, Boise St. 3, Tennessee 1.

USA Today Coaches Poll

Rank Team Record Points (First Place Votes) Previous Rank
1. Alabama 1-0 1545 (58) 1
2. Oregon 2-0 1447 (1) 3
3. Ohio St. 2-0 1429 (2) 2
4. Stanford 1-0 1327 4
5. Clemson 2-0 1307 5
6. Texas A&M 2-0 1242 (1) 7
7. Louisville 2-0 1121 8
8. LSU 2-0 1067 11
9. Florida St. 1-0 1040 10
10. Georgia 1-1 1021 12
11. Oklahoma St. 2-0 866 14
12. Michigan 2-0 860 17
13. Oklahoma 2-0 800 15
14. South Carolina 1-1 788 6
15. Nebraska 2-0 478 19
16. Northwestern 2-0 473 20
17. UCLA 1-0 471 18
t18. Wisconsin 2-0 455 21
t18. Miami 2-0 455 24
20. Florida 1-1 410 9
21. Notre Dame 1-1 348 13
22. Baylor 2-0 297 NR
23. Washington 1-0 253 23
24. TCU 1-1 195 24
25. Ole Miss 2-0 91 NR

Schools Dropped Out
No. 16 Texas (1-1), No. 22 Southern California (1-1).

Others Receiving Votes
Michigan State 74; Fresno State 59; Arizona State 48; Texas 38; Northern Illinois 27; Arizona 21; Brigham Young 18; Arkansas 16; Georgia Tech 12; Virginia Tech 8; Texas Tech 7; Central Florida 6; East Carolina 6; Southern California 5; Bowling Green 3; Illinois 3; Kansas State 3; Boise State 2; Tennessee 2; Utah 2; Utah State 2; Boston College 1; Rutgers 1.

 

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