Clemson’s Travis Etienne displays his Heisman pose while running over the Boston College defense (Travis Bell/SIDELINE CAROLINA)

LSU’s stirring home win over a top ten Auburn team Saturday moved the Tigers to the top of the AP ranking for the first time this season. The Tigers received 1476 points in the voting, two more than the Crimson Tide. Ohio State remained third and Clemson fourth. LSU also earned enough points to slide past Clemson into second in the latest Coaches’ Top 25 ranking. LSU received seven first place votes, four more than last week, and improved its overall point total by 29 to 1515. Clemson held the same as last week with 10 first place votes but the Tigers lost three overall points. Both are chasing Alabama which received four fewer first place votes this week with 40. Ohio State picked up the other eight first place votes and sits in fourth. Penn State moved up a spot to fifth replacing Oklahoma which dropped ninth after the loss to Kansas State.

AP Top 25

RankSchoolVotesPrev
1LSU (8-0)1476 (17)2
2Alabama (8-0)1474 (21)1
3Ohio State (8-0)1468 (17)3
4Clemson (8-0)1406 (7)4
5Penn State (8-0)13026
6Florida (7-1)12267
7Oregon (7-1)110811
8Georgia (6-1)109310
9Utah (7-1)103212
10Oklahoma (7-1)10175
11Auburn (6-2)9109
12Baylor (7-0)88214
13Minnesota (8-0)77817
14Michigan (6-2)74419
15SMU (8-0)66616
16Notre Dame (5-2)5638
17Cincinnati (6-1)52418
18Wisconsin (6-2)51313
19Iowa (6-2)45620
20Appalachian State (7-0)39321
21Boise State (6-1)28022
22Kansas State (5-2)218NR
23Wake Forest (6-1)20025
24Memphis (7-1)188NR
25San Diego State (7-1)50NR

Coaches’ Top 25

RankSchoolVotesPrev
1Alabama (8-0)1593 (40)1
2LSU (8-0)1515 (7)3
3Clemson (8-0)1508 (10)2
4Ohio State (8-0)1491 (8)4
5Penn State (8-0)13596
6Florida (7-1)12718
7Georgia (6-1)11809
8Oregon (7-1)116311
9Oklahoma (7-1)10695
10Utah (7-1)104812
11Baylor (7-0)92114
12Auburn (6-2)86910
13Minnesota (8-0)84016
14SMU (8-0)72717
15Michigan (6-2)65220
16Notre Dame (5-2)6247
17Wisconsin (6-2)53713
18Cincinnati (6-1)52318
19Iowa (6-2)49219
20Appalachian State (7-0)39822
21Boise State (6-1)38221
22Wake Forest (6-1)28023
23Memphis (7-1)18725
24Texas (5-3)10415
25Kansas State (5-2)102NR

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