Monday, September 26, 2011

Sorry, Sooners: LSU AP’s new No. 1


Another decisive victory away from home pushed LSU to No. 1 in the Associated Press college football poll for the first time since 2007.

The Tigers bumped Oklahoma from the top spot Sunday after winning, 47-21, at West Virginia the night before.

The Sooners had been No. 1 since the preseason. They stayed unbeaten with a 38-28 victory at home against Missouri.

LSU received 42 first-place votes from the 60-member media panel and 1,471 points. Oklahoma received 12 first-place votes and 1,422 points.

Last week, Oklahoma had 37 first-place votes and LSU had 14.

No. 3 Alabama received five first-place votes and No. 4 Boise State had one.

Oklahoma State jumped two spots to No. 5 after winning at Texas A&M.;

In the USA Today coaches’ poll, Oklahoma is still No. 1, with LSU and Alabama tied for second.


Angus0199 10 years, 10 months ago

I got to tell you I'm a little disapointed. With all the B12 crap going on, we need all the positives we can get. We do need to beat the hell out of them when our time comes. How often has a B12 team...or any non-sec team bumped a #1 when both have won. I swear if it wasn't for espn hyping the sec and bevo every freaking minute this crap wouldn't be going on.

vd 10 years, 10 months ago

Ou was rated number one because they are OU. The FSU loss this week is why the voters bumped them down. The win at home against was not that impressive either.

Benjamin Piehler 10 years, 10 months ago

LSU looks like they could give the chiefs a run for their money....

AlecRaenos 10 years, 10 months ago

Who cares, this will be decided in the playoffs...oh wait...

tulsahawkfan 10 years, 10 months ago

LSU deserves it if you go by what has actually happened on the field, and not just preseason rankings. It's not a big deal because they will play if OU keeps winning.

Mike Kendall 10 years, 10 months ago

In the LSU @ Alabama game on November 5th, somebody is going to go home and cry to mommy!

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