LSU plummets 14 spots in AP Poll, tumbles 12 spots in Coaches Poll

LSU plummets 14 spots in AP Poll, tumbles 12 spots in Coaches Poll
LSU head coach Ed Orgeron (Photo by: Gus Stark / LSU Athletics) (Source: Gus Stark/Gus Stark / LSU Athletics)

NEW YORK (WAFB) - The defending national champion LSU Tigers dropped from No. 6 to No. 20 in the AP Top 25 Poll and fell from No. 5 to No. 17 in the Coaches Poll after losing to Mississippi State on Saturday.

The Tigers (0-1) were defeated 44-34 by the Bulldogs (1-0).

LSU drops in polls after upset loss to Mississippi State

Clemson, Alabama, and Georgia were the only teams to hold their spots in the AP Poll from last week. Ohio State, Penn State, and Oregon returned to the AP Poll. Louisiana-Lafayette was bumped out of the rankings in both polls after winning on Saturday.

  1. Clemson (2-0) [55 first-place votes]
  2. Alabama (1-0) [3 first-place votes]
  3. Florida (1-0)
  4. Georgia (1-0)
  5. Notre Dame (2-0)
  6. Ohio State (0-0) [4 first-place votes]
  7. Auburn (1-0)
  8. Miami (3-0)
  9. Texas (2-0)
  10. Penn State (0-0)
  11. UCF (2-0)
  12. North Carolina (1-0)
  13. Texas A&M (1-0)
  14. Oregon (0-0)
  15. Cincinnati (2-0)
  16. Mississippi State (1-0)
  17. Oklahoma State (2-0)
  18. Oklahoma (1-1)
  19. Wisconsin (0-0)
  20. LSU (0-1)
  21. Tennessee (1-0)
  22. BYU (2-0)
  23. Michigan (0-0)
  24. Pitt (3-0)
  25. Memphis (1-0)
  1. Clemson (2-0) [42 first-place votes]
  2. Alabama (1-0) [4 first-place votes]
  3. Florida (1-0)
  4. Georgia (1-0)
  5. Notre Dame (2-0)
  6. Ohio State (0-0) [2 first-place votes]
  7. Auburn (1-0)
  8. Miami (3-0)
  9. Texas (2-0)
  10. Penn State (0-0)
  11. North Carolina (1-0)
  12. UCF (2-0)
  13. Texas A&M (1-0)
  14. Mississippi State (1-0)
  15. Cincinnati (2-0)
  16. Oklahoma (1-1)
  17. LSU (0-1)
  18. Wisconsin (0-0)
  19. Oklahoma State (2-0)
  20. Tennessee (1-0)
  21. Michigan (0-0)
  22. BYU (2-0)
  23. Virginia Tech (1-0)
  24. Memphis (1-0)
  25. Pitt (3-0)

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