An idle LSU moved up a lone spot in the Associated Press top 25 to No. 10, ensuring its rivalry showdown with Alabama on Saturday will be tangle between top-10 teams.
The Tigers (7-2, 3-2 Southeastern Conference), who face the No. 1 Crimson Tide (8-0, 5-0) at 7 p.m. at Bryant-Denny Stadium, also moved a spot to 12th in the USA Today coaches poll and remained at No. 13 in the BCS standings.
LSU’s move came at Miami’s expense after the Hurricanes fell 41-14 to Florida State.
The Tigers are still the highest-ranked two-loss team. They start the week as a 10 ½ point underdog to the Crimson Tide, who remained in their top spot with 52 first place votes.
Meanwhile, ESPN announced Sunday it will take its popular College Game Day pregame show to Tuscaloosa, Ala., to broadcast ahead of the SEC Western Division matchup.