LSU’s taken out the shovel and tried to a dig a grave.

They just haven’t climbed on it.

Yet.

On Monday, the NCAA released its weekly update of the Ratings Percentage Index. The Tigers (15-9, 6-6 Southeastern Conference) reside at No. 72, a five-spot drop from where they were last Monday. Of course, losing to Texas A&M, the No. 138 team in the RPI, is the root cause. The Tigers’ fifth-consecutive road loss at Arkansas (No. 75) doesn’t cause much harm. And it helped, too, that Georgia moved up to No. 88 and no longer qualifies as a “bad loss” in the eyes of most bracket gurus.