First of all, congrats to the Florida Gators for capturing the BCS Title Game last night. The Gators won the often-boring game 24-14 over Oklahoma to join LSU as the only team to win two BCS titles. Urban Meyer becomes the first coach to win two BCS titles. Bob Stoops falls to 1-4 in BCS title games and has lost five straight BCS games.

LSU finished the season unranked in the final AP and Coaches polls. The Tigers had enough votes to be ranked No. 28. It was the first time that LSU has not finished the season ranked in the either poll since the 2002 season, when LSU lost to Texas in the Cotton Bowl and finished the season 8-5.

The AP Top 10:
1. Florida (48) 13-1 1,606
2. Utah (16) 13-0 1,519
3. USC (1) 12-1 1,481
4. Texas 12-1 1,478
5. Oklahoma 12-2 1,391
6. Alabama 12-2 1,264
7. TCU 11-2 1,193
8. Penn State 11-2 1,153
9. Ohio State 10-3 1,013
10. Oregon 10-3 997

Click here for complete poll info.

For what it's worth, Lee Corso has picked LSU preseason No. 4 for the 2009 season.

Like I posted yesterday, this college football season has screamed for a playoff system. Apparently Scott Van Pelt was all emotional last night on ESPN about the need for a playoff system. In this thread on the More Sports Board, we talked about how many teams would make sense in a playoff.

In recruiting news, Glen Guilbeau writes that LSU commitment Janzen Jackson, the No. 2 cornerback prospect in the nation out of Barbe High School in Lake Charles, left this morning to visit Tennessee. Tennessee was not on Jackson's radar until Tennessee hired Coach O last week. Apparently, Tennessee is also interested in possibly hiring Jackson's father Lance Guidry, who is a friend of Orgeron's and the secondary coach at McNeese State in Lake Charles.

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In women's basketball news, the Lady Tigers won their SEC opener 62-42 over Arkansas. LSU, who is the defending SEC champions, improved its record to 7-5.

Chicken (aka Brian Fiegel or The Fieg) is a very happily married man and father of two living in Houston. When he is not posting on, he is solving complex business problems for large multi-national corporations as an SAP software consultant. In his free time, he enjoys visiting the Belle of Baton Rouge Casino while sporting his favorite LSU t-shirt that he purchased from He can be reached at
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