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Despite beating Mississippi State 19-3 on Saturday night, LSU dropped one spot to No. 6 in the latest Week 8 Power Rankings from ESPN. Here's what they had to say about the Tigers.

6. LSU (7-1, 4-1 SEC)

Week 8 result: Defeated Mississippi State 19-3
What's next: open week

After wins over Miami, Auburn and Georgia, the narrative was that the Tigers were much-improved under second-year head coach Ed Orgeron. But a middling win over Mississippi State should raise questions about how much better LSU actually is. The same problems from previous seasons crept up against the Bulldogs. Cole Tracy's four field goals provided virtually the only scoring for the Tigers, who got their lone touchdown following a turnover deep in Bulldogs territory and who were actually outgained 260-240. There's no way the Tigers survive a similar performance against Alabama on Nov. 3, a task already made tougher given that star linebacker Devin White will miss the first half of that game following a targeting call against Mississippi State.
Here's the Top 10:
1. Alabama (8-0, 5-0 SEC)
2. Clemson (7-0, 4-0 ACC)
3. Notre Dame (7-0)
4. Michigan (7-1, 5-0 Big Ten)
5. Oklahoma (6-1, 3-1 Big 12)
6. LSU (7-1, 4-1 SEC)
7. Georgia (6-1, 4-1 SEC)
8. Ohio State (7-1, 4-1 Big Ten)
9. Texas (6-1, 4-0 Big 12)
10. UCF (7-0, 4-0 American)
Filed Under: LSU Football


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Lebowski64 months
This ESPN writer is an intern. Nothing to see here.
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oleheat64 months
Yeah- there’s just now way! (But let’s suspend that LBer White- just in case ESPN’s computers still suck)
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SoDakLSU64 months
us against the world hungry dogs run faster
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pellietigersaint64 months
oooh power rankings. lol. nobody cares.
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foj198164 months
Suck it ESPN..suck it long and suck it hard
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tbabino64 months
wgaf??? winning is the only thing that matters now
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