LSU drops to No. 3 in AP poll

LSU drops to No. 3 in AP poll

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AUBURN, AL - SEPTEMBER 22: Emory Blake #80 of the Auburn Tigers pulls in this reception against Tharold Simon #24 of the LSU Tigers at Jordan Hare Stadium on September 22, 2012 in Auburn, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

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Posted on September 23, 2012 at 10:49 AM

Updated Sunday, Sep 23 at 11:01 AM

Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Oregon has slipped past LSU to No. 2 in The Associated Press Top 25 behind Alabama after the Ducks rolled to a victory and the Tigers struggled to remain unbeaten.

Oregon routed Arizona 49-0 on Saturday night in Eugene. No. 3 LSU hung on to win at Auburn 12-10.

Florida State remained No. 4 after its 49-37 victory against Clemson, and Georgia held steady at No. 5. No. 6 South Carolina gives the Southeastern Conference four of the top six teams in the nation.

Alabama got 59 of 60 first-place votes from the media panel, with LSU receiving the other.

Kansas State moved up eight spots to No. 7 after beating Oklahoma 24-19, the Wildcats' best ranking since September 2006.

The Sooners dropped from sixth to 16th.

                                              Record    Pts      Pv
  1.  Alabama  (59)                    4-0      1,499      1
  2.  Oregon                                4-0      1,414      3
  3.  LSU  (1)                              4-0      1,346      2
  4.  Florida  St.                      4-0      1,340      4
  5.  Georgia                              4-0      1,245      5
  6.  South  Carolina                4-0      1,147      7
  7.  Kansas  St.                        4-0      1,067    15
  8.  Stanford                            3-0      1,055      9
  9.  West  Virginia                  3-0      1,045      8
10.  Notre  Dame                        4-0      1,003    11
11.  Florida                              4-0          864    14
12.  Texas                                  3-0          856    12
13.  Southern  Cal                    3-1          801    13
14.  Ohio  St.                            4-0          633    16
15.  TCU                                      3-0          616    17
16.  Oklahoma                            2-1          611      6
17.  Clemson                              3-1          588    10
18.  Oregon  St.                        2-0          451    NR
19.  Louisville                        4-0          414    20
20.  Michigan  St.                    3-1          348    21
21.  Mississippi  St.              4-0          246    23
22.  Nebraska                            3-1          179    25
23.  Rutgers                              4-0          128    NR
24.  Boise  St.                          2-1          114    24
25.  Baylor                                3-0            92    NR
   Others receiving votes: Northwestern 89, UCLA 79, Michigan 44, Ohio 40, Virginia Tech 26, Arizona 17, Iowa St. 16, Wisconsin 13, Oklahoma St. 12, Texas A&M 11, Cincinnati 10, Tennessee 10, Texas Tech 10, Arizona St. 8, Louisiana Tech 7, Purdue 5, Miami 1.
 

 

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