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College football polls: LSU tops AP, but coaches love Oklahoma

October 3, 2011 | 11:03 am

LSU holds on to the top spot in the Associated Press college football poll this week, while Alabama jumps over Oklahoma to land at No. 2.

Apparently the voters weren't that impressed with the Sooners' 62-6 victory over Ball State. Or perhaps they were more impressed with the Crimson Tide's 38-10 win over then-No. 12 Florida.

LSU, which jumped over Oklahoma into the No. 1 spot last week, got 40 first-place votes and 1,473 points. Alabama received 12 first-place votes and 1,435 points.

This is the 10th time in the last four seasons that the top two teams in the country come from the Southeastern Conference. But its the first time since 2000 that Nos. 1 and 2 are in the same division. The SEC West rivals will face off Nov. 5 in Tuscaloosa, Ala.

Oklahoma, which started the season ranked No. 1, got seven first-place votes. Wisconsin moved up three spots to No. 4 after a 48-17 win over then-No. 8 Nebraska. Boise State, which had one first-place vote, slipped a spot to No. 5.

Don't feel too bad for the Sooners though -- they remain at No. 1 in the coaches' poll, with 27 first-place votes and 1,421 points. LSU is at No. 2 with 21 first-place votes and 1,410 points, followed by Alabama (10, 1,408), Stanford (1,237) and Wisconsin (1,236).


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Photo: LSU's Tyrann Mathieu celebrates in the end zone returning a fumble for a touchdown against Kentucky on Saturday. Credit: Leslie Westbrook / Associated Press / The Lafayette Daily Advertiser