LSU jumped one spot to No. 4 in this week’s USA Today/coaches poll. The Tigers (7-0) held onto their lone first-place vote from last week’s edition after pulling away from Western Kentucky for a 48-20 win on a soggy Saturday night.
An open date awaits both LSU and No. 7 Alabama (7-1), which climbed one spot after edging Tennessee, before their SEC West showdown on Nov. 7 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
The SEC placed only five team’s in this week’s coaches poll, and Texas A&M fell out of the rankings completely following a 23-3 loss to No. 21 Ole Miss.
Several national college football writers and analysts placed LSU in the top four of their College Football Playoff projections this week.