LSU moved up one spot to No. 14 in both the Associated Press and USA/Today Coaches polls and is No. 15 in the BCS standings
The Tigers (9-3) continue to remain the highest-ranked three-loss team in all three rankings. LSU is likely destined for the Cotton or Outback bowl, but nothing is certain until Dec. 8, when bowls make their announcements.
The team has not released an update on starting quarterback Zach Mettenberger, who injured his left knee in the fourth quarter of the win over Arkansas on Friday. He left the field on crutches.
All three polls released Sunday had identical teams at the top. Florida State moved up to No. 1 after Alabama’s loss to Auburn. Ohio State was No. 2, and Auburn was third. The Crimson Tide was fourth and Missouri was at No. 5.
Auburn and Missouri meet in the SEC championship Saturday in Atlanta. Ohio State and Florida State both play in conference title games Saturday, too.
Third-ranked Auburn trails No. 2 Ohio State by just 25 points in the USA Today/Coaches poll, a ranking that’s factored into the BCS standings. In the AP poll, Auburn is the only team receiving first-place votes other than Florida State. The Tigers have two of the 60.
In the BCS standings, Alabama (.8539) has a slight edge over Missouri (.8428). Auburn (.9233) trails Ohio State (.9503) by less than .300.
LSU (.4213) is ranked between No. 14 Northern Illinois (.4812) and No. 15 Central Florida (.3858).