LSU dropped to No. 20 in the coaches poll and the Associated Press top 25 following its loss Saturday night to Alabama.
The Tigers (7-3, 3-3) dropped six spots in the AP poll and five spots in the coaches’ rankings. The Crimson Tide (8-1, 5-1 Southeastern) moved up one spot to No. 3 in the coaches and remained at No. 4 in the AP.
Alabama won a fourth straight game over LSU with its 20-13 comeback victory in overtime. With no timeouts, the Tide drove 55 yards on nine plays in 47 seconds for a game-tying field goal and then won in overtime.
LSU had a three-game winning streak snapped and now must hit the road for a game at Arkansas (4-5, 0-5) next week.
The coaches top four included No. 1 Mississippi State, No. 2 Florida State, third-ranked Bama and No. 4 Oregon. The AP has the same top four but with Oregon at No. 3 and Bama at fourth. Auburn, losers at home to Texas A&M, dropped from No. 3 to No. 9 in both polls.