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LSU drops to No. 21 after suffering first loss of season

LSU head coach Will Wade
LSU head coach Will Wade(Photo by: Josh Auzenne/WAFB (custom credit) | WAFB)
Published: Jan. 3, 2022 at 11:27 AM CST|Updated: Jan. 3, 2022 at 3:24 PM CST
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BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - The LSU Tigers have dropped five spots in the latest AP Top 25 Poll released on Monday, Jan. 3.

The Tigers (12-1, 0-1 SEC) fell from No. 16 to No. 21 after suffering their first loss of the season to then No. 11 Auburn (12-1, 1-0 SEC). Auburn entered the top 10 at No. 9 in the latest rankings after taking down LSU 77-50 to open Southeastern Conference play.

LSU was off to their best start since 1999-2000 when the Tigers finished the season with a 28-6 and 12-4 in conference play.

The Tigers will look to bounce back on Tuesday, Jan. 4 as they take on No. 17 Kentucky (11-2, 1-0 SEC) at the Pete Maravich Center at 6 p.m. LSU will also unveil Dale Brown Court that night as well.

LSU head coach Will Wade said the matchup against Kentucky will be "the most physical game we've played all year."

LSU is one of five teams ranked in the Top 25, they are joined by No. 9 Auburn, No. 15 Alabama, No. 17 Kentucky, and No. 18 Tennessee.

AP Top 25 (as of Jan. 3)

  1. Baylor (13-0)
  2. Duke (11-1)
  3. Purdue (12-1)
  4. Gonzaga (11-2)
  5. UCLA (8-1)
  6. Kansas (11-1)
  7. USC (12-0)
  8. Arizona (11-1)
  9. Auburn (12-1)
  10. Michigan State (12-2)
  11. Iowa State (12-1)
  12. Houston (12-2)
  13. Ohio State (9-2)
  14. Texas (11-2)
  15. Alabama (11-3)
  16. Providence (13-1)
  17. Kentucky (11-2)
  18. Tennessee (9-3)
  19. Villanova (9-4)
  20. Colorado State (10-0)
  21. LSU (12-1)
  22. Xavier (11-2)
  23. Wisconsin (10-2)
  24. Senton Hall (9-3)
  25. Texas Tech (10-2)

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