The LSU Tiger’s got back in the win column with a thoroughly dominating 59-26 win over the Mississippi State Bulldogs from Starkville on Saturday night, but that wasn’t good enough to move up at all in this week’s AP Top 25. With every team ahead of them in the polls winning or idle in the case of the Texas A&M Aggies, the voters did not feel the need to move LSU up at all.
However, they did feel it necessary to move the Florida State Seminoles up two spots to No. 6 after their 63-0 win over a previously No. 25 ranked Maryland team. I think LSU should have been moved ahead of Texas A&M and the Louisville Cardinals this week.
You can make an argument why A&M is ahead of LSU because their loss is to No. 1 ranked Alabama Crimson Tide, but Louisville has yet to play anyone of consequence this season and didn’t look like world beaters in their 30-7 win over Temple.
LSU will have an opportunity to pass them this week when they host the No. 17 Florida Gators at 2:30 p.m. on CBS. A win over a ranked opponent should be good enough in the voter’s eyes to move them ahead of Louisville at least.
The SEC placed seven inside the AP Top 25 with the Missouri Tigers entering the rankings at 25 courtesy of their 5-0 start.