Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- LSU QB Anthony Jennings (10) hands off to RB Kenny Hilliard (27) in the first quarter against Sam Houston State Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014 at Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge.

LSU is a top-10 team.

The Tigers are No. 9 in the coaches poll and No. 10 in the Associated Press top 25, both released Sunday.

LSU, 12th in each poll last week, has its first top-10 ranking since last October – before a loss at Ole Miss.

The Tigers followed a comeback victory over Wisconsin in the season opener by beating Sam Houston State 56-0 on Saturday night. LSU is the fifth-highest ranked Southeastern Conference team in the poll, trailing No. 2/3 Alabama, No. 5/5 Auburn, No. 6/6 Georgia and No. 8/7 Texas A&M.

Florida State remained at No. 1 in both polls, receiving 51 of the 62 first-place votes in the coaches and 38 of the 60 votes in the AP poll. Oregon received 16 first-place votes in the AP top 25.

LSU hosts Louisiana-Monroe (2-0) on Saturday before opening league play with a game at home against Mississippi State.

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