LSU moves up a spot in the polls

Todd Politz
LSU quarterback Anthony Jennings. Photo by LSUsports.net.

Coming off of a 28-24 victory over then-No. 14 Wisconsin on Saturday in Houston, the LSU football program moved to No. 12 in the AP Top 25 and the Amway Coaches Poll on Tuesday.

The Tigers received a first-place vote by the writers' poll.

LSU (1-0) trailed the Badgers by 17 points but stormed back with 21 unanswered to post the fourth-biggest comeback by the program since 1960.

During the comeback, the Tigers' defense allowed only 28 yards in the final 28 minutes of the game with a pair of interceptions.

Meanwhile, quarterback Anthony Jennings connected with receiver John Diarse for a 36-yard touchdown on third-and-21. Running back Kenny Hilliard amassed 93 of his 110 net yards in the fourth quarter, capped by a 28-yard game-winning touchdown with 9:41 to play.

The Tigers return Sept. 6 at 6:30 p.m. CT for its home opener in an expanded Tiger Stadium (103,321) against Football Championship Subdivision's 13th-ranked Sam Houston State.

AP Poll

Record Points Previous

1. Florida St. (46) 1-0 1,456 1

2. Alabama (1) 1-0 1,317 2

3. Oregon (5) 1-0 1,314 3

4. Oklahoma (2) 1-0 1,283 4

5. Auburn 1-0 1,186 6

6. Georgia (2) 1-0 1,114 12

7. Michigan St. 1-0 1,093 8

8. Ohio St. 1-0 982 5

9. Texas A&M (2) 1-0 978 21

10. Baylor 1-0 962 10

11. UCLA 1-0 944 7

12. LSU (1) 1-0 926 13

13. Stanford 1-0 886 11

14. Southern Cal 1-0 729 15

15. Ole Miss 1-0 525 18

16. Notre Dame 1-0 519 17

17. Arizona St. 1-0 431 19

18. Wisconsin 0-1 364 14

19. Nebraska 1-0 352 22

20. Kansas St. 1-0 325 20

21. North Carolina 1-0 196 23

21. South Carolina 0-1 196 9

23. Clemson 0-1 164 16

24. Missouri 1-0 147 24

25. Louisville 1-0 141 NR