New York, NY – Thanks to a convincing win in Morgantown on Saturday, LSU rose to No. 1 in the latest Associated Press college football poll, bumping Oklahoma down a spot.
The Sooners remained undefeated this weekend with a 38-28 home victory against Missouri, but the Tigers went into West Virginia and routed the then-16th- ranked Mountaineers, 47-21.
LSU garnered 42 first-place votes and 1,471 points overall to grab the poll's top spot for the first time since January 2008, after it won the BCS National Championship game.
Oklahoma received 12 first-place votes and 1,422 points, while Alabama remained third with five first-place votes and 1,413 points. The Crimson Tide defeated then-No. 14 Arkansas, 38-14, at home on Saturday.
The final first-place vote went to Boise State, which is still fourth in the poll after a win against Tulsa this weekend.
Oklahoma State rose two places to fifth thanks to its 30-29 comeback win over Texas A&M in College Station. The Cowboys trailed 20-3 at the half before storming back.
Texas A&M plummeted all the way to 14th with the loss, while idle Stanford was bumped down a place to sixth. Wisconsin routed South Dakota but fell one to seventh. Nebraska, Oregon and South Carolina round out this week's top 10.
The second 10 consists of Virginia Tech, Florida, Clemson, Texas A&M, Baylor, South Florida, Texas, Arkansas, Michigan and TCU.
Clemson rose eight places to 13th with a 35-30 home win against Florida State, which had been ranked 11th. The Seminoles are now ranked 23rd because of the loss.
Arizona State is the only team new to this week's poll after it claimed a 43-22 home victory against Southern California on Saturday. The Trojans were ranked 23rd and fell out of the rankings.
This upcoming weekend's schedule features a host of matchups between ranked teams, highlighted by Nebraska's trip to Wisconsin in its first Big Ten game since joining the conference.
Additionally on Saturday, Florida hosts Alabama in an SEC showdown, Virginia Tech opens its ACC schedule by hosting Clemson, and Arkansas faces Texas A&M at Cowboys Stadium.