LSU Football moved back a spot in the Week 5 AP Top 25 poll. It’s an indicator that voters aren’t ready to put the Tigers back into playoff conversation.
The Associated Press released their Top 25 poll on Sunday afternoon. LSU Football fans expecting the Tigers to move up after beating Arkansas this weekend are likely disappointed.
LSU slid back to No. 13 a week after squatting at No. 12. What’s worse is that the Tigers moved back behind Alabama. The Crimson Tide defeated Ole Miss 24-10 in Tuscaloosa. Beating the Rebels is a ranked win for Alabama, but we still don’t think they’re better than LSU.
The Tigers will get their shot at proving themselves the better team in Tuscaloosa on November 4. Until then, we must continue to compare LSU to the highest-ranked team in the SEC West. That is unless LSU is that team.
We hoped a multi-score win over Arkansas would result in LSU ending up in the top 10 and closer to reentering the College Football Playoff talk. However, The Razorbacks played their best Saturday night and gave LSU Football a fitting game for The Battle for the Boot.
Remaining patient is now an impossible task for every LSU fan. We want to return to where the team was before the Week 1 loss to Florida State. Conversely, we must consume the season one week at a time and acknowledge that the Tigers remain in control of their destiny.
Ole Miss remains ranked despite their loss on Saturday. A road win against the No. 20 team will help the Tigers’ reputation among pollsters. Beating the Rebels worse than Alabama did will send a stronger message.
A date with No. 23 Missouri is on tap for Week 6.
We hate to get too far ahead, but LSU could own a pair of wins against ranked opponents when they make the trip to Tuscaloosa.
LSU moved up a spot in the Week 5 USA Today Coaches Poll because the coaches dropped Notre Dame further back than the AP.
The coaches dropped the Irish to No. 13 following their last-second loss to Ohio State. Notre Dame slid from No. 9 to No. 11 in the AP Top 25.