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LSU moved up one spot to No. 2 in ESPN's College Football Power Rankings for Week 13 just behind Ohio State.

2. LSU (11-0)

Another week, another offensive explosion for the Tigers, who clinched at least a share of the SEC West and a spot in the SEC championship game for the first time since 2011 by blasting Arkansas 56-20 at home Saturday night. If there were any doubts about LSU quarterback Joe Burrow winning the Heisman Trophy, he probably put them to rest with his performance against the Hogs. He completed 23 of 28 passes for 327 yards with three touchdowns in 2½ quarters. Burrow became only the fourth SEC quarterback to throw for 4,000 yards in a season and needs 262 more to break the conference's single-season record. He also needs three more touchdown throws to tie the SEC record of 44 set by Missouri's Drew Lock in 2017. Ja'Marr Chase knl caught six passes for 144 yards with two touchdowns. Clyde Edwards-Helaire ran six times for 188 yards -- averaging 31.3 yards per carry! -- with three scores. Each of LSU's eight touchdown drives lasted less than 2½ minutes. In the third quarter, the Tigers needed only four plays to score three touchdowns in a five-minute span.

Up next: vs. Texas A&M (Saturday, 7 p.m. ET, ESPN)
Complete Power Rankings:
1. Ohio State (11-0)
2. LSU (11-0)
3. Clemson (11-0)
4. Georgia (10-1)
5. Utah (10-1)
6. Alabama (10-1)
7. Oklahoma (10-1)
8. Florida (9-2)
9. Oregon (9-2)
10. Baylor (10-1)
11. Minnesota (10-1)
12. Penn State (9-2)
13. Wisconsin (9-2)
14. Michigan (9-2)
15. Notre Dame (9-2)
16. Memphis (10-1)
17. Boise State (10-1)
18. Iowa (8-3)
19. Auburn (8-3)
20. Cincinnati (10-1)
21. Virginia Tech (8-3)
22. Oklahoma State (8-3)
23. Appalachian State (10-1)
24. USC (8-4)
25. Iowa State (7-4)
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Does the sec championship and playoffs count towards single season record? Didn’t know if it’s a regular season record
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Glad to see the continued conversation regarding the Heisman. As much as statistics indicate that Joe B should/will win, voters are fickle and can be swayed by the media. Thankfully much, if not most, of the media are still talking him up.
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