Here's where LSU football landed in the latest College Football Playoff rankings
LSU (8-2, 6-1 SEC) kept its playoff hopes alive last week when the Tigers defeated Arkansas in Fayetteville, 13-10 in below-freezing temperatures. The win combined with Ole Miss' loss to Alabama clinched the SEC West title and a trip to Atlanta for the SEC Championship Game against No. 1 Georgia.
LSU's final home game of this season comes against UAB (5-5) on Saturday (8 p.m., ESPN2). The Tigers will finish out the regular season next Saturday at Texas A&M.
Last week, LSU was slotted as the No. 7 team in the CFP rankings behind Oregon (6), Tennessee (5), TCU (4), Michigan (3), Ohio State (2) and Georgia (1). The Tigers leapfrogged Oregon this week after the Ducks lost to Washington .
The five teams ahead of LSU last week remain in the same order.
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LSU's matchup against Georgia in the SEC title game will be just the third time since 2011 that the Tigers have reached the conference championship game. LSU's previous two appearances were also against Georgia. The Tigers won both matchups, defeating the Bulldogs 37-10 in 2019 and 42-10 in 2011.
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