The Tigers (6-3, 4-2 Southeastern Conference) are the highest-ranked three-loss team in the coaches poll and the second-highest ranked SEC team in both polls, behind only unbeaten and top-ranked Alabama.
The new College Football Playoff poll will be released Tuesday evening.
On top of the Tigers' emphatic victory against the Razorbacks (6-4, 2-4), several other ranked teams went down Saturday. Three of the previous top-four teams in the both polls lost, as well as No. 8 Auburn and No. 10 Texas A&M.
Auburn is now ranked No. 16 in the coaches poll and No. 18 the AP poll, while the Aggies sit at No. 22 in the coaches poll and No. 23 in the AP poll.
Despite a win against South Carolina, Florida fell two spots to No. 18 in the coaches poll but moved up one spot to No. 21 in the AP poll.
LSU hosts the Gators (7-2, 5-2) at noon Saturday. The game will be televised on the SEC Network.
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