LSU Finishes #1 In Major Polls/UL In Coaches Poll Top 30
The LSU Tigers are the top-ranked team in all of the latest college football polls, which were released on Sunday, while the Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns received enough love to put them in the top 30 of the Coaches Poll.
In the most important set of rankings, LSU finished in the top spot in the College Football Playoff rankings and will take on Oklahoma in the Peach Bowl on December 28, in a semifinal contest.
The Tigers top the CFP rankings, followed by Ohio St., Clemson, and Oklahoma, to make up the top four who will be battling for a national championship.
Georgia finished at number five, while 6-10 consists of Oregon, Baylor, Wisconsin, Florida, and Penn St.
Meanwhile, it's the seventh-straight week LSU, who defeated Georgia last week, 37-10, in the SEC Championship Game, is ranked number one in the AP Poll.
The Tigers, who are now 13-0 on the season, return to action on Saturday, December 28, when they take on the Oklahoma Sooners in the Peach Bowl in Atlanta, Georgia.
LSU received 47 of a possible 62 first-place votes in the poll, with Ohio St. receiving 12 and Clemson three.
Ohio St., Clemson, Oklahoma, and Georgia round out the top five.
Florida, Oregon, Baylor, Auburn, and Alabama are ranked 6-10, respectively, although Auburn and Alabama finished tied for the number nine spot.
Appalachian St. remains at #20 this week.
Meanwhile, in the Coaches Poll, where LSU is also number one, Louisiana, who is 10-3 on the season, received 6 votes this week, enough to place them in a tie for #30 in that poll.
The Cajuns, who fell to the Appalachian St. Mountaineers, 45-38, in the Sun Belt Conference Championship Game in Boone, North Carolina last Saturday, return to action in the LendingTree Bowl, against Miami (Ohio), slated for Monday, January 6 in Mobile, Alabama.