LSU leaps to No. 2 in AP poll; Alabama still No. 1

LSU vaulted to No. 2 in the Associated Press Top 25 poll behind Alabama to give the SEC the top two teams in the rankings released on Sunday.

The Tigers moved up from No. 5 due to a 42-28 victory over then-No. 7 Florida on Saturday. LSU leapfrogged Clemson and Ohio State, who are ranked No. 3 and No. 4, respectively.

According to the AP, this is the 27th time since 2000 that SEC teams have been ranked 1-2. LSU visits Alabama on Nov. 9.

Alabama received 30 first-place votes to hold the top spot for the third straight week. LSU got 12 first-place votes, Clemson earned 11 and Ohio State received nine.

Oklahoma, Wisconsin and Penn State — all undefeated like the top four teams — stand fifth, sixth and seventh, respectively.

Notre Dame is eighth, followed by three one-loss SEC teams in Florida, Georgia and Auburn.

Georgia tumbled from third to 10th due to a 20-17 double-overtime loss to unranked South Carolina.

The Pac-12 checks in with Oregon at No. 12 and Utah at No. 13. Unbeaten Boise State of the Mountain West is No. 14.

Texas dropped four spots to No. 15 after falling 34-27 to Oklahoma.

Michigan is 16th, followed by Arizona State. The unbeaten trio of Baylor, SMU and Minnesota completes the top 20.

Cincinnati is 21st with Missouri next. Iowa dropped six spots to No. 23 after losing to Penn State.

Undefeated Appalachian State is No. 24 and ranked for only the second time. The other occasion was for one week last year, when the Mountaineers reached No. 25 before losing to Georgia Southern on Oct. 25.

Washington returned to the ranking at No. 25. Minnesota and Missouri also are newcomers this week.

Dropping out of the rankings are Wake Forest (No. 19 last week), Virginia (20), Memphis (23) and Texas A&M (24).

Wake Forest falling out leaves the Atlantic Coast Conference with just one ranked team for the first time since Sept. 2014.

–Field Level Media (@FieldLevelMedia)