The first regular season college football polls were released Tuesday, and the LSU Tigers were rewarded for their 40-27 victory over previously No. 3 Oregon by moving up to No. 2 in The Associated Press Top 25 and No. 3 in the USA Today coaches’ poll.

The Tigers were No. 4 in both preseason polls. It’s LSU’s highest ranking since Jan. 2008 after beating Ohio State in the BCS National Championship Game.

LSU leapfrogged Alabama, a 48-7 winner over Kent State, in the AP poll. Oklahoma remains ranked No. 1. The Tigers received 17 first-place votes in the AP poll compared to 32 for the Sooners, nine for the Crimson Tide and two for Boise State.

In the coaches’ poll, the Tigers took over Oregon’s spot, remaining behind No. 1 Oklahoma and No. 2 Bama. LSU got seven first-place votes there while OU got 43 and Alabama got nine.

The AP top 10 is Oklahoma, LSU, Alabama, Boise State, Florida State, Stanford, Texas A&M, Wisconsin, Oklahoma State and Nebraska.

The coaches’ top 10 is Oklahoma, Bama, LSU, Florida State, Boise State, Stanford, Oklahoma State, Texas A&M, Wisconsin and Nebraska.

Oregon fell to No. 13 in the AP poll, No. 14 in the coaches’ rankings.

Meanwhile, LSU tailback Michael Ford graces the cover of the Sept. 12 issue of Sports Illustrated along with the headline “A New Tiger in the SEC.”

AP Top 25

The Top 25 teams in The Associated Press college football poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Sept. 5, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote, and previous ranking:

;Record;Pts;Pv

1. Oklahoma (32);1-0;1,448;1

2. LSU (17);1-0;1,415;4

3. Alabama (9);1-0;1,409;2

4. Boise St. (2);1-0;1,310;5

5. Florida St.;1-0;1,196;6

6. Stanford;1-0;1,154;7

7. Texas A&M;1-0;1,033;8

8. Wisconsin;1-0;1,031;11

9. Oklahoma St.;1-0;981;9

10. Nebraska;1-0;947;10

11. Virginia Tech;1-0;906;13

12. South Carolina;1-0;843;12

13. Oregon;0-1;828;3

14. Arkansas;1-0;752;15

15. Ohio St.;1-0;606;18

16. Mississippi St.;1-0;594;20

17. Michigan St.;1-0;530;17

18. Florida;1-0;382;22

19. West Virginia;1-0;357;24

20. Baylor;1-0;284;NR

21. Missouri;1-0;242;21

22. South Florida;1-0;221;NR

23. Penn St.;1-0;147;NR

24. Texas;1-0;135;NR

25. TCU;0-1;130;14

Others receiving votes: Arizona St. 119, Auburn 85, Southern Cal 69, Georgia 52, Northwestern 40, Maryland 34, BYU 33, Iowa 29, Houston 27, Utah 24, Notre Dame 22, Michigan 17, Air Force 11, Pittsburgh 11, UCF 10, NC State 8, Hawaii 6, Tennessee 6, Arizona 5, N. Illinois 5, Southern Miss. 4, Clemson 1, Georgia Tech 1.

USA Today Top 25 Poll

The USA Today Top 25 football coaches poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Sept. 5, total points based on 25 points for first place through one point for 25th, and previous ranking:

;Record;Pts;Pvs

1. Oklahoma (43);1-0;1,454;1

2. Alabama (9);1-0;1,412;2

3. LSU (7);1-0;1,366;4

4. Florida State;1-0;1,198;5

5. Boise State;1-0;1,197;7

6. Stanford;1-0;1,180;6

7. Oklahoma State;1-0;1,038;8

8. Texas A&M;1-0;997;9

9. Wisconsin;1-0;988;10

10. Nebraska;1-0;910;11

11. Virginia Tech;1-0;863;13

12. South Carolina;1-0;827;12

13. Arkansas;1-0;786;14

14. Oregon;0-1;752;3

15. Ohio State;1-0;686;16

16. Michigan State;1-0;584;17

17. Mississippi State;1-0;497;20

18. Florida;1-0;375;23

19. Missouri;1-0;309;21

20. Penn State;1-0;247;25

21. Texas;1-0;231;24

22. Auburn;1-0;197;19

23. Arizona State;1-0;189;NR

24. West Virginia;1-0;185;NR

25. TCU;0-1;140;15

Others receiving votes Baylor 117; South Florida 97; Iowa 44; Utah 42; Georgia 35; Houston 31; Northwestern 30; Arizona 28; Central Florida 18; Hawaii 17; Michigan 15;North Carolina 15; Clemson 13; Northern Illinois 13; Southern Mississippi 12; Air Force 10; Notre Dame 8; Tennessee 5; Brigham Young 4; Maryland 4; Georgia Tech 3; Washington 3; California 1; Cincinnati 1; Texas Tech 1.