LSU is back in the top 15.
A&M dropped a whopping 10 spots to No. 19 in the AP and to No. 21 in the USA Today/Coaches a day after a 34-10 beatdown in Baton Rouge.
LSU plays struggling Arkansas on Friday in Tiger Stadium. The Tigers opened as a 24.5-point favorite against the Razorbacks (3-8, 0-7).
The matchup has produced some close games over the years. Just once since 2005 has the game been won by more than eight points and the teams needed overtime twice during that span.
LSU leads the all-time series 36-20-2.
Alabama remained No. 1 in the AP poll, garnering 56 of the 60 first-place votes. The Tide is one of four SEC teams in the AP top 10. Auburn is fourth, Missouri fifth and South Carolina 10th.