The LSU Tigers dropped four spots in the AP top 25 after their three-point loss to the Georgia Bulldogs and are now the No. 10 team in the nation after falling to 4-1 on the year. The USA TODAY Poll wasn’t as kind as the Bayou Bengals are at No. 11 in that poll.
The top five saw no changes with Alabama reigning at the top spot yet again with Oregon, Ohio State, Clemson and Stanford rounding it out. LSU’s opponent from Saturday, the Georgia Bulldogs, are now in the spot Les Miles’ club occupied entering the game on Saturday and are the No. 6 team in the nation in the AP Top 25. The SEC placed seven teams inside the top 25.
Two undefeated teams sit at No. 7 and No. 8 in Louisville and Florida State, respectively. At No. 9 is Texas A&M who you could make some qualms about being lower than LSU. I think the logic in having A&M ahead of LSU is their loss was to the No. 1 team in the land while LSU’s was to the No. 9 team at the time of defeat.
No major issues from me with LSU being ranked where they are ranked. Had they won, you can make a good case for them being ranked as high as No. 3, but alas that is a fruitless debate as LSU suffered their first defeat of the season. Big question is how many more losses will they have with Alabama, A&M, Florida and Ole Miss still on the schedule.