LSU holds tight at #4 In AP Top 25

Top nine teams hold their spots

Associated Press
September 15, 2019 - 1:33 pm

LSU's early struggles Saturday against Northwestern State didn't bother those who vote on the AP Top 25.

Saturday night's game in Baton Rouge started slow for the Tigers against a several-touchdown underdog, but LSU put its foot on the gas in the second quarter onward, scoring 62 points over the final three frames.

After beating Texas last week, Ed Orgeron's team came out a little flat defensively at home before regaining its composure and pummeling a cupcake. Joe Burrow finished 21-of-24 for 373 yards and two touchdowns. The Tigers scored six times on the ground and flexed their muscles after intermission to retain their spot inside Sunday's Top 5.

California and Arizona State have moved onto the list to give the Pac-12 six ranked teams, the most for the conference in almost four years.

A weekend filled with blowouts left the top half of the AP media poll presented by Regions Bank mostly unchanged.

Clemson remains No. 1, with 57 of the 62 first-place votes, as the top nine held their spots Sunday. Alabama was No. 2, receiving five first-place votes, followed by Georgia, LSU, Oklahoma, Ohio State, Notre Dame, Auburn and Florida.

The ninth-ranked Gators were the only top-10 team to play a competitive game. The others won by a combined 428-97.

Utah, the highest ranked Pac-12 team, moved up to No. 10. The last time the Pac-12 had six ranked teams was Nov. 8, 2015.

Here are the rankings in their entirety.

1. Clemson
2. Alabama
3. Georgia
4. LSU
5. Oklahoma
6. Ohio State
7. Notre Dame
8. Auburn
9. Florida
10. Utah
11. Michigan 
12. Texas 
13T. Penn State
13T. Wisconsin
15. UCF
16. Oregon
17. Texas A&M
18. Iowa
19. Washington State
20. Boise State
21. Virginia
22. Washington
23. Cal 
24. Arizona State
25. TCU 


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