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LSU defensive tackle Anthony Johnson
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LSU Jumps in AP Poll After Defense Emerges
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Published: October 13, 2013, 10:54 AM (CT)
Updated: October 13, 2013, 09:53 PM (CT)
by Todd Politz (@tpolitz), Director of Digital Media

BATON ROUGE -- After holding then-No. 17 Florida without a touchdown for the first time in 24 series meetings, the LSU football team leaped four spots to No. 6 in this week's AP Top 25 that was announced Sunday morning.

The Tigers were among a record eight ranked teams in this week's AP Top 25.

Additionally, LSU was ranked No. 8 in the coaches' poll, up three spots.

LSU beat Florida, 17-6, on a hot and humid Saturday afternoon in Tiger Stadium. The Tigers limited the Gators to 240 yards of total offense while recording eight tackles for loss including four sacks.

LSU (6-1, 3-1 SEC), bowl eligible for the 14th-straight season, next travels to face Ole Miss on Saturday at 6 p.m. CT in Oxford. The game will be broadcast on ESPN2, and aired on the LSU Sports Radio Network with a pregame show starting at 4 p.m.

In the debut of the Harris Interactive Poll for 2013, LSU was ranked No. 8. Along with the USA Today Coaches Poll, the Harris Poll is a component of the Bowl Championship Series Standings that debut next Sunday.

AP Top 25

Team (First-Place Votes) Record Points Previous
1. Alabama (55) 6-0 1,495 1
2. Oregon (5) 6-0 1,438 2
3. Clemson 6-0 1,352 3
4. Ohio St. 6-0 1,330 4
5. Florida St. 5-0 1,242 6
6. LSU 6-1 1,137 10
7. Texas A&M 5-1 1,105 9
8. Louisville 6-0 1,077 8
9. UCLA 5-0 1,017 11
10. Miami 5-0 912 13
11. South Carolina 5-1 896 14
12. Baylor 5-0 849 15
13. Stanford 5-1 824 5
14. Missouri 6-0 749 25
15. Georgia 4-2 615 7
16. Texas Tech 6-0 590 20
17. Fresno St. 5-0 383 21
18. Oklahoma 5-1 380 12
19. Virginia Tech 6-1 352 24
20. Washington 4-2 309 16
21. Oklahoma St. 4-1 264 22
22. Florida 4-2 249 17
23. Northern Illinois 6-0 185 23
24. Auburn 5-1 156 NR
25. Wisconsin 4-2 153 NR

Others receiving votes: Michigan 118, Nebraska 94, Michigan St. 69, Utah 47, Notre Dame 39, Oregon St. 21, UCF 19, Texas 16, Arizona St. 7, Northwestern 7, Houston 3, Rutgers 1.

USA Today Coaches' Poll

Rank School (record) Points rank votes
1. Alabama (6-0) 1545 1 58
2. Oregon (6-0) 1485 2 3
3. Ohio State (6-0) 1406 3
4. Clemson (6-0) 1365 4 1
5. Florida State (5-0) 1293 6
6. Louisville (6-0) 1166 8
7. Texas A&M (5-1) 1156 9
8. LSU (6-1) 1098 11
9. South Carolina (5-1) 1024 12
10. UCLA (5-0) 999 13
11. Miami (Fla.) (5-0) 905 14
12. Baylor (5-0) 890 15
13. Stanford (5-1) 857 5
14. Missouri (6-0) 617 NR
15. Texas Tech (6-0) 587 21
16. Georgia (4-2) 546 7
17. Oklahoma State (4-1) 493 20
18. Oklahoma (5-1) 482 10
19. Fresno State (5-0) 419 22
20. Virginia Tech (6-1) 297 25
21. Nebraska (5-1) 278 24
22. Florida (4-2) 240 17
23. Northern Illinois (6-0) 224 23
24. Michigan (5-1) 178 16
25. Washington (4-2) 137 19

Dropped out: No. 18 Northwestern (4-2, lost to Wisconsin 35-6).

Others receiving votes: Wisconsin (4-2) 124; Michigan State (5-1) 83; Auburn (5-1) 67; Notre Dame (4-2) 60; Oregon State (5-1) 23; Texas (4-2) 23; Central Florida (4-1)

Harris Poll

Rank, Team (First-Place Votes), Record, Points
1 Alabama (93), 6-0 2,589
2 Oregon (10), 6-0 2,501
3 Clemson (1), 6-0, 2,355
4 Ohio State, 6-0 2,280
5 Florida State, 5-0, 2,198
6 Louisville, 6-0, 1,922
7 Texas A&M, 5-1, 1,919
8 LSU, 6-1, 1,914
9 UCLA, 5-0, 1,719
10 Miami (Fla.), 5-0, 1,570
11 South Carolina, 5-1, 1,511
12 Stanford, 5-1, 1,482
13 Baylor, 5-0, 1,451
14 Missouri, 6-0, 1,140
15 Texas Tech, 6-0, 1,070
16 Georgia, 4-2, 1,014
17 Oklahoma, 5-1, 840
18 Fresno State, 5-0, 671
19 Oklahoma State, 4-1, 630
20 Virginia Tech, 6-1, 584
21 Florida, 4-2, 399
22 Northern Illinois, 6-0, 376
23 Nebraska, 5-1, 326
24 Michigan, 5-1, 323
25 Washington, 4-2, 303

Others receiving votes: Wisconsin 172, Auburn 170, Michigan State 115, Oregon State 57, Notre Dame 54, Northwestern 34, Arizona State 27, Texas 25, UCF 18, Utah 16, Houston 13, Ball State 9, Maryland 3

 

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