Tigers still a solid 2nd in AP Top 25

Tulane loses favor with second loss

Associated Press
October 20, 2019 - 1:22 pm
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A sluggish start in Starkville Saturday didn't hurt LSU's image at all, as 16 of those who vote for the AP Top 25 think the Tigers are the best team in the country. The Purple and Gold still have a strong second place in the poll.

Tulane, however, suffered a costly second loss and lost all but one vote to make the list. Louisiana Tech now has a couple of believers.

Ohio State edged past Clemson to No. 3 in The Associated Press college football poll and Wisconsin dropped to 13th after being upset ahead of its showdown with the Buckeyes.
 
Alabama remained No. 1 on Sunday in the AP Top 25 presented by Regions Bank, receiving 24 first-place votes. No. 2 LSU held its place and received 16 first-place votes. The Buckeyes had 13 first-place votes and No. 4 Clemson, the preseason No. 1 team and defending national champion, received nine.
 
The Buckeyes and Tigers both were coming off conference blowouts on the road. Ohio State beat Northwestern 52-3 Friday night. Clemson defeated Louisville 45-10.
 
Oklahoma remained No. 5, but Penn State moved up to sixth after Wisconsin's first loss of the season. The Badgers were beaten Saturday by 30-point underdog Illinois in the season's most significant upset so far.
 
Florida, Notre Dame, Auburn and Georgia rounded out the top 10, giving the Southeastern Conference five of the top 10 teams.

The Top 25 teams in The Associated Press college football poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Oct. 19, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote, and previous ranking:<
                         Record  Pts  Pv
   1. Alabama (24)        7-0   1486   1
   2. LSU (16)            7-0   1462   2
   3. Ohio St. (13)       7-0   1429   4
   4. Clemson (9)         7-0   1408   3
   5. Oklahoma            7-0   1343   5
   6. Penn St.            7-0   1224   7
   7. Florida             7-1   1138   9
   8. Notre Dame          5-1   1058   8
   9. Auburn              6-1   1054  11
  10. Georgia             6-1   1031  10
  11. Oregon              6-1    979  12
  12. Utah                6-1    852  13
  13. Wisconsin           6-1    767   6
  14. Baylor              7-0    732  18
  15. Texas               5-2    627  15
  16. SMU                 7-0    587  19
  17. Minnesota           7-0    577  20
  18. Cincinnati          6-1    468  21
  19. Michigan            5-2    440  16
  20. Iowa                5-2    347  23
  21. Appalachian St.     6-0    286  24
  22. Boise St.           6-1    225  14
  23. Iowa St.            5-2    185  NR
  24. Arizona St.         5-2    134  17
  25. Wake Forest         6-1    118  NR
 Others receiving votes: Memphis 87, Virginia 29, San Diego St. 17, Pittsburgh 17, Washington 15, Navy 9, Texas A&M 6, Missouri 4, UCF 3, Southern Cal 3, Louisiana Tech 2, Tulane 1

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