LSU holds No. 1 ranking in AP poll, second in coaches

Staff reports
LSU head coach Les Miles reacts to the crowd as he comes out of the locker room for the start of his team's game against Kentucky.

BATON ROUGE - For the first time since 2007, LSU returned to Tiger Stadium with the No. 1 ranking in the AP Top 25 last week. After a 35-7 victory over Kentucky, the Tigers held on to the top spot in the writers' poll on Sunday.

LSU (5-0, 2-0 SEC) next faces No. 17 Florida (4-1, 2-1 SEC) on Saturday in Tiger Stadium. Kickoff is set for 2:30 p.m. on CBS. Fans are encouraged to wear gold for the matchup.

After the Tigers traded places with Alabama for Nos. 2/3 in the coaches poll and then being tied with the Tide last week, LSU regained the No. 2 ranking.

AP Top 25

Record Pts Pv

1. LSU (40) 5-0 1,473 1

2. Alabama (12) 5-0 1,435 3

3. Oklahoma (7) 4-0 1,397 2

4. Wisconsin 5-0 1,266 7

5. Boise St. (1) 4-0 1,248 4

6. Oklahoma St. 4-0 1,191 5

7. Stanford 4-0 1,185 6

8. Clemson 5-0 1,093 13

9. Oregon 3-1 1,028 9

10. Arkansas 4-1 860 18

11. Texas 4-0 833 17

12. Michigan 5-0 812 19

13. Georgia Tech 5-0 667 21

14. Nebraska 4-1 555 8

15. Auburn 4-1 550 NR

16. West Virginia 4-1 544 22

17. Florida 4-1 498 12

18. South Carolina 4-1 487 10

19. Illinois 5-0 428 24

20. Kansas St. 4-0 349 NR

21. Virginia Tech 4-1 341 11

22. Arizona St. 4-1 256 25

23. Florida St. 2-2 237 23

24. Texas A&M 2-2 216 14

25. Baylor 3-1 186 15

Others receiving votes: Michigan St. 154, Houston 68, Washington 37, Texas Tech 25, Notre Dame 24, South Florida 22, Georgia 11, Penn St. 9, Southern Cal 7, SMU 5, Cincinnati 1, Pittsburgh 1, Tennessee 1.

USA Today Coaches Poll

Record Pts Pvs

1. Oklahoma (27) 4-0 1,421 1

2. LSU (21) 5-0 1,410 t2

3. Alabama (10) 5-0 1,408 t2

4. Stanford 4-0 1,237 4

5. Wisconsin (1) 5-0 1,236 7

6. Boise State 4-0 1,186 5

7. Oklahoma State 4-0 1,162 6

8. Clemson 5-0 1,028 15

9. Oregon 3-1 1,017 11

10. Texas 4-0 879 17

11. Michigan 5-0 808 19

12. Arkansas 4-1 788 18

13. Georgia Tech 5-0 728 21

14. South Carolina 4-1 559 9

15. Nebraska 4-1 557 8

16. Illinois 5-0 541 22

17. Virginia Tech 4-1 470 10

18. Florida 4-1 456 12

19. West Virginia 4-1 436 23

20. Michigan State 4-1 366 25

21. Kansas State 4-0 264 NR

22. Florida State 2-2 229 24

23. Auburn 4-1 217 NR

24. Arizona State 4-1 177 NR

25. Texas A&M 2-2 160 13

Others receiving votes: Houston 97, Baylor 90, Texas Tech 68, South Florida 49, Penn State 37, Washington 30, Notre Dame 13, Pittsburgh 11, North Carolina 10, Southern Methodist 10, Tennessee 6, Iowa 5, Air Force 3, Southern Mississippi 3, Cincinnati 1, Duke 1, Ohio State 1.

LSU defensive end Barkevious Mingo closes in on Kentucky quarterback Morgan Newton.