The downward spiral continues.
The Tigers (7-2, 4-2 Southeastern Conference) fell all the way from No. 9 in both polls. Their eight-spot drop is the largest in this week’s coaches poll and tied for the largest in the AP rankings. LSU was No. 4 in both polls only two weeks ago, but consecutive losses to Alabama and Arkansas have derailed its championship hopes.
The Razorbacks (6-4, 4-2 SEC), winners of four straight, did not move into the top 25, though they received 28 votes from the coaches.
Ole Miss, the Tigers’ next opponent, is tied with Mississippi State at No. 25 in the coaches poll and holds sole possession of No. 25 in the AP poll. LSU will travel to Oxford, Mississippi, next Saturday for a 2:30 p.m. kickoff against the Rebels (7-3, 4-2 SEC) on CBS.
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