Justin Ford-USA TODAY Sports
LSU dropped down two spots to No. 3 in ESPN's Power Rankings after Week 12. The Tigers were jumped by Clemson and Ohio State.

3. LSU (10-0)

The Tigers' high-flying offense continued to flourish in a 58-37 win at Ole Miss on Saturday night. But how much should we be concerned about LSU's defense? The Tigers allowed 614 yards of offense, including 402 rushing on 44 attempts (9.1 yards per carry). Rebels quarterback John Rhys Plumlee passed for 123 yards and ran 21 times for 212 yards with four scores. Still, the Tigers were too prolific on offense to be in serious trouble, piling up 714 yards, including 489 passing. Heisman Trophy favorite Joe Burrow threw five touchdowns and completed 32 passes. It was his fourth game this season with at least five touchdown passes, which tied Missouri's Drew Lock (2017) for most in SEC history. Ja'Marr Chase caught eight passes for 227 yards with three scores, and Clyde Edwards-Helaire ran 23 times for 172 yards with one score. The Tigers remain in control of the SEC West, with home games left against Arkansas and Texas A&M.

Up next: vs. Arkansas (Saturday, 7 p.m. ET, ESPN)
Complete Power Rankings:
1. Clemson (11-0)
2. Ohio State (10-0)
3. LSU (10-0)
4. Oregon (9-1)
5. Georgia (9-1)
6. Alabama (9-1)
7. Utah (9-1)
8. Oklahoma (9-1)
9. Penn State (9-1)
10. Florida (9-2)
11. Baylor (9-1)
12. Minnesota (9-1)
13. Wisconsin (8-2)
14. Michigan (8-2)
15. Notre Dame (8-2)
16. Memphis (9-1)
17. Iowa (7-3)
18. Boise State (9-1)
19. Cincinnati (9-1)
20. Auburn (7-3)
21. Oklahoma State (7-3)
22. Virginia Tech (7-3)
23. Appalachian State (9-1)
24. Texas A&M (7-3)
25. San Diego State (8-2)
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I have no clue what the power rankings are.
Reply23 months
I like the 4-5-6 from this better than any of the other beauty pageants.
Reply23 months
This bid the dumbest poll out there
Reply23 months
Neither Clemson nor the Butteyes would be undefeated playing our schedule but we would be undefeated playing either of theirs.
Reply23 months
Man what happens if we fall out of the top 4 in power rankings!?!?! Ohh... nothing... WTFC?
Reply23 months
top 4 is all that really matters; however, it does imply that someone is paying attention at the strength of the D as well.
Reply23 months
Clemson at 1 is laughable with that pussy schedule.
Reply23 months
And ESPN Power Rankings matter for WHICH Bowl?
Reply23 months
Top 4 is good enuf for me. Got to win out to be champs! The papers don't hand out trophies.
Reply23 months
Who cares
Reply23 months
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