LSU stands pat, Sooners surge in AP Poll

September 10, 2017 - 2:11 pm
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LSU turned in an impressive performance Saturday night in Tiger Stadium.

LSU thumped Chattanooga, 45-10 as Derrius Guice ran for 102 yards and two touchdowns. D.J. Chark returned a punt 65 yards for a score, and Danny Etling found receivers more than 25 yards downfield four times and finished with 227 yards and a TD on 8-of-14 passing for the Tigers.

LSU's defense produced interceptions by Andraez Williams and Kary Vincent JR, along with five sacks.

Sports writers and broadcasters around the country were not impressed enough, however, to move the Tigers up in the weekly AP Top 25 Poll. LSU remains at No. 12.

Oklahoma moved up to No. 2 in The Associated Press college football poll behind Alabama after the Sooners scored the most impressive victory of week two.

Three of the top six teams from last week defeated other ranked teams on Saturday, creating an early shake-up near the top of the AP Top 25. The Sooners jumped three spots after winning 31-16 at Ohio State. The last time the Sooners were this close to being No. 1 was 2011.

The Buckeyes slipped from No. 2 to eighth.

Clemson held its spot at No. 3 after beating Auburn and Southern California moved up two places to sixth following a victory against Stanford. Penn State is No. 5.

The Crimson Tide received 59 first-place votes. Oklahoma has two and Clemson one.

(###) Number of first place votes

1  Alabama (58) SEC Record: 2-0 PV Rank1 Points1,522
2  Oklahoma (2) Big 12 Record: 2-0 5 1,447
3  Clemson (1) ACC Record: 2-0 3 1,380
4  USC Pac-12 Record: 2-0 6 1,324
5  Penn State Big Ten Record: 2-0 4 1,299
6  Washington Pac-12 Record: 2-0 7 1,124
7  Michigan Big Ten Record: 2-0 8 1,107
8  Ohio State Big Ten Record: 1-1 2 1,003
9  Oklahoma State Big 12 Record: 2-0 11 1,002
10  Wisconsin Big Ten Record: 2-0 9 993
11  Florida State ACC Record: 0-1 10 944
12  LSU SEC Record: 2-0 12 935

13  Georgia SEC Record: 2-0 15 882

14  Louisville ACC Record: 2-0 17 658
15  Auburn SEC Record: 1-1 13 591
16  Virginia Tech ACC Record: 2-0 18 559
17  Miami (FL) ACC Record: 1-0 16 542
18  Kansas State Big 12 Record: 2-0 19 475
19  Stanford Pac-12 Record: 1-1 14 364
20  TCU Big 12 Record: 2-0 23 352
21  Washington State Pac-12 Record: 2-0 20 233
22  South Florida The American Record: 2-0 21 188
23  Tennessee SEC Record: 2-0 25 159
24  Florida SEC Record: 0-1 22 146
25  UCLA Pac-12 Record: 2-0 - 119
Others receiving votes: Utah 101, South Carolina 72, Colorado 66, West Virginia 63, Oregon 61, Maryland 42, Notre Dame 31, San Diego St. 16, Houston 10, Mississippi St. 3, Boise St. 3, Texas Tech 2, Iowa 2, California 2, Vanderbilt 2, Michigan St. 1

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