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Football Advances in Polls During Bye Week
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Published: November 03, 2013, 10:53 AM (CT)
by Todd Politz (@tpolitz), Director of Digital Media

BATON ROUGE -- While on its first bye week of the 2013 season, the LSU football team advanced one spot in the AP Top 25 and the USA Today Coaches Poll released on Sunday morning.

LSU (7-2, 3-2 SEC) was ranked No. 10 by the writers and No. 12 by the coaches.

The Tigers travel to face No. 1-ranked Alabama (8-0, 5-0 SEC) on Saturday at 7 p.m. CT on CBS. It will be the fifth top-10 matchup in the past six meetings of the SEC Western Division powerhouses.

Check back for the Bowl Championship Series standing which are released this evening.

The AP Top 25

Rank Team (First-Place Votes) Record Points Previous
1. Alabama (52) 8-0 1,491 1
2. Oregon (2) 8-0 1,418 2
3. Florida St. (6) 8-0 1,409 3
4. Ohio St.9-0 1,315 4
5. Baylor 7-0 1,234 5
6. Stanford 7-1 1,214 6
7. Auburn 8-1 1,082 8
8. Clemson 8-1 1,059 9
9. Missouri 8-1 956 10
10. LSU 7-2 863 11
11. Texas A&M 7-2 861 12
12. Oklahoma 7-1 816 13
13. South Carolina 7-2 769 14
14. Miami 7-1 737 7
15. Oklahoma St. 7-1 662 18
16. UCLA 6-2 515 17
17. Fresno St. 8-0 493 16
18. Michigan St. 8-1 478 24
19. UCF 6-1 472 19
20. Louisville 7-1 385 20
21. Wisconsin 6-2 342 22
22. Northern Illinois 9-0 322 21
23. Arizona St. 6-2 197 25
24. Notre Dame 7-2 164 NR
25. Texas Tech 7-2 102 15

Others receiving votes: Texas 34, Georgia 32, BYU 28, Mississippi 17, Houston 9, Minnesota 7, Michigan 6, Washington 6, Ball St. 4, Duke 1.

USA Today Coaches' Poll

Rank, School (record), Points, Previous rank, First-Place votes
1. Alabama (8-0), 1540, 1, 54
2. Oregon (8-0), 1475, 2, 5
3. Florida State (8-0), 1436, 3, 3
4. Ohio State (9-0), 1369, 4
5. Baylor (7-0), 1299, 5
6. Stanford (7-1), 1222, 7
7. Clemson (8-1), 1121, 8
8. Oklahoma (7-1), 971, 9
9. Missouri (8-1), 961, 10
10. Auburn (8-1), 959, 11
11. Oklahoma State (7-1), 864, 12
12. LSU (7-2), 835, 13
13. Texas A&M (7-2), 800, 14
14. Miami (Fla.) (7-1), 747, 6
15. South Carolina (7-2), 722, 16
16. Louisville (7-1), 569, 17
17. Fresno State (8-0), 567, 18
18. UCLA (6-2), 494, 19
19. Michigan State (8-1), 446, 24
20. Northern Illinois (9-0), 409, 20
21. Central Florida (6-1), 340, 22
22. Wisconsin (6-2), 333, 23
23. Texas Tech (7-2), 217, 15
24. Arizona State (6-2), 130, NR
25. Notre Dame (7-2), 108, 25

Dropped out: No. 21 Michigan (6-2, lost to then-No. 24 Michigan State 29-6).

Others receiving votes: Texas (6-2) 77; Georgia (5-3) 25; Houston (7-1) 24; Brigham Young (6-2) 19; Minnesota (7-2) 18; Michigan (6-2) 14; Nebraska (6-2) 12; Duke (6-2) 11; Louisiana-Lafayette (6-2) 5; Ball State (8-1) 4; Mississippi (5-3) 3; Oregon State (6-3) 2; Arizona (6-2) 1; Southern California (6-3) 1.

 

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