As expected, LSU Football dropped in the AP and Coaches Top 25 polls after losing to Ole Miss. The Tigers now find themselves at the bottom of the rankings.
The Associated Press dropped LSU Football one spot after a narrow in over Arkansas in Week 5. Thus, it’s no surprise that the Tigers are on the cusp of being unranked for Week 6.
The latest AP Top 25 poll was released on Sunday, and the LSU Tigers are ranked No. 23. That’s a 10-spot drop for the Bayou Bengals following their 55-49 loss to Ole Miss.
Speaking of the Rebels, their Pac-12-like win over the Tigers resulted in a climb from No. 20 to No. 16 for Week 6.
Utah dropped eight spots after their loss to Oregon State, but LSU’s 10-place plummet is the largest for Week 6. The AP’s top seven teams remain unchanged with Georgia occupying No. 1 just ahead of Michigan, Texas, and Ohio State.
Missouri occupied the No. 23 ranking for Week 5, but moved up to No. 21 after their win over Vanderbilt. LSU and Missouri will play this Saturday in Columbia.
LSU Football is also ranked No. 23 in the latest version of the Coaches Top 25 poll. That’s an 11-spot drop for the Tigers. Not great Bob.
It seems like an eternity ago that the LSU Tigers were ranked No. 5 and discussed among the teams that will compete for a College Football Playoff position. However, the preseason hype surrounding Baton Rouge was the result of Brian Kelly’s program over-achieving in his first year in charge.
We’ll shift our focus to Tigers of the SEC East this week. Indeed, Missouri is 5-0 for the first time since 2013. Their No. 21 ranking is also a best under head coach Eli Drinkwitz’s tenure.
It is obvious that Week 6 is a must win for LSU. A third loss and on the season will completely push them out of the rankings. A second SEC loss will put a massive dent in the Tigers’ chances for a return to the conference title game.