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LSU moves up in Coaches Poll during bye week

It was a relatively boring Saturday for LSU fans as the Tigers had an off week before the big matchup on the Bayou against Alabama on Saturday.

There were a few shakeups in the world of college football, though, as Gus Malzahn led the UCF Knights to a big win against Cincinnati and Oklahoma State got blown out by Kansas State.

So, where does that leave LSU in the latest Coaches Poll? It moved up three spots to No. 17 this week thanks to Oklahoma State, Wake Forest, Cincinnati and Syracuse all losing. Ole Miss got a win against Jimbo Fisher and the Aggies in College Station, so that helps LSU’s case as far as quality wins. Alabama remained the No. 6 team in the poll setting up a big top-25 matchup under the lights in Death Valley next Saturday night.

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A look at the full USA TODAY Sports Coaches Poll powered by USA TODAY Sports:

Rank

Team

Record

Points

Change

1

Georgia

8-0

1,552 (45)

2

Ohio State

8-0

1,505 (13)

3

Tennessee

8-0

1,455 (5)

4

Michigan

8-0

1,391 (0)

5

Clemson

8-0

1,315

6

Alabama

7-1

1,262

7

Texas Christian

8-0

1,182

8

Oregon

7-1

1,118

9

Southern California

7-1

1,018

+2

10

Ole Miss

8-1

973

+2

11

UCLA

7-1

937

+4

12

Utah

6-2

874

+2

13

Illinois

7-1

767

+5

14

Kansas State

6-2

713

+8

15

North Carolina

7-1

630

+6

16

Penn State

6-2

602

-3

17

LSU

6-2

596

+3

18

Oklahoma State

6-2

471

-9

19

Wake Forest

6-2

437

-9

20

North Carolina State

6-2

386

+3

21

Tulane

7-1

369

+3

22

Syracuse

6-2

188

-5

23

Liberty

7-1

147

24

Kentucky

5-3

109

+1

25

UCF

6-2

88

+4

Schools Dropped Out

No. 19 Cincinnati; No. 25 South Carolina

Others Receiving Votes

Oregon State 71; Maryland 64; Texas 55; Washington 52; Cincinnati 39; Coastal Carolina 25; Baylor 14; Notre Dame 11; Boise State 11; Louisville 10; Arkansas 10; South Carolina 9; Mississippi State 8; Troy 6; Texas-San Antonio 4.

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