LSU has returned to the top 25.
LSU (6-2, 2-2 Southeastern) has rebounded from an 0-2 conference hole to win two straight and reach bowl eligibility for a school-record 15th consecutive season. The Tigers beat Kentucky 41-3 Saturday night in the second-worst defeat in the 57-game series between the teams.
LSU fell from the rankings for the first time in nearly six years after a 41-7 loss to Auburn, the worst defeat in 15 years.
The Tigers meet No. 3 Ole Miss (7-0, 4-0) at 6:15 p.m. Saturday in Tiger Stadium. ESPN College GameDay will originate from Baton Rouge on Saturday morning.