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AP Prime 25: LSU re-enters at No. 18 forward of go to from ‘Bama


LSU re-entered the Related Press School Soccer ballot in 18th place Sunday, and twenty fifth South Carolina earned the rating for the primary time in 4 seasons.

The primary six groups within the Prime 25 AP launched by Regional Financial institution held their place after successful and never competing over the weekend.

Georgia was #1 for the third week in a row, with #2 Ohio State taking the spot after it demolished Iowa. The Bulldogs, the inactive, obtained 31 first-place votes and 1,530 factors, and the Buckeyes obtained 18 first-place votes and 1,513 factors.

third place Tennessee obtained 13 votes in first place. 4 Michigan, 5 Clemson and 6 Alabama additionally stored their locations, with the Tigers receiving one vote in first place.

TCU No. 7 rose to a spot after remaining unbeaten with a second-half comeback in opposition to Kansas State. Oregon rose two locations to the highest 8 spot of the season after routing UCLA.

Oklahoma ranked ninth, adopted by Southern California and Wake Forest at joint 10.

Demon Deacons by no means made the highest 10 within the AP ballot till peaking final season at quantity 10. Now they’ve carried out it two years in a row.

LSU, in its first season beneath coach Brian Kelly, let Mississippi lose its first sport of the season in emphatic type and again within the rankings forward of a sport in opposition to Alabama on November 5 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

The Tigers had been ranked for per week earlier this month earlier than dropping to Tennessee. They improved to 6-2 by taking the lead Ole Miss 42-3 after falling 14 behind within the first half.

South Carolina, beneath second-year coach Shane Beamer, ranked for the primary time since per week after the opening weekend of the 2018 season. The Gamecocks beat Texas A&M to enhance to 5-2. They have not been ranked late for a season since 2013.


LSU’s entry into the rankings forward of the week ensures that the Tigers-Tide can be a ranked groups matchup for the primary time since SEC West rivals performed a 1 vs 2 match in 2019.

Alabama will even be off subsequent week.

The Tigers tumbled after successful the nationwide championship in ’19 and had been underrated once they performed the Crimson Tide each two seasons earlier than.

That broke a streak of 14 consecutive seasons during which LSU and Alabama had been each ranked once they performed.

—LSU and Tulane had been each ranked for the primary time since 1998, although the Louisiana faculties went in numerous instructions once they overlapped that season.

For 2 weeks in early October, the Tigers and Blue Wave had been within the Prime 25, however LSU was eradicated the subsequent week and completed 4-7. Blue wave continued an undefeated season and completed in seventh place.


—Texas was underrated once more after taking the lead within the second half at Oklahoma State. The Longhorns misplaced 5-3.

—Missippi State was as soon as once more unfortunate to catch Alabama shortly after dropping to Tide and being dropped from the standings. Bulldogs scored a knockdown in Tuscaloosa for the primary time since 2014. It comes within the final play of the sport.


SEC – 7 (No. 1, 3, 6, 15, 18, 19, 25).

ACC – 5 (No. 5, 10, 16, 21, 24).

Large Ten – 4 (Numbers 2, 4, 13, 17)

Pac-12—4 (No. 8, 10, 12, 14).

Large 12 – 3 (Quantity 7, 9, 22).

America – 2 (No. 20, 23).


After a complete of 11 matches in opposition to ranked groups up to now two weeks, the subsequent standings will not be fairly as compelling.

-No. 2 Ohio State at quantity 13 Penn State. Sixth assembly in a row with each ranked. The Buckeyes have gained 5 video games earlier than.

-No. 19 Kentucky at 3 Tennessee. The final time the Wildcats and Volunteers had been ranked once they competed was 1951.

-No. 9 Oklahoma State at 22 Kansas State. The second assembly out of 65 matches had each rankings. The primary was in 2011, when the Cowboys gained 52-45.


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