College Football Rankings: LSU Could Replace USC At No. 2

Could the LSU Tigers move up after their thorough beatdown of the Washington Huskies in Baton Rouge? LSU did their best to prove they should get a bump in the rankings by stifling Washington's offense to under 200 yards. LSU compiled over 400 yards on their own, and methodically grinded Washington's defense into pulp.

The team above them won handily, but not without their own struggles. The USC Trojans allowed the Syracuse Orange to hang around for much of the game, and it could be debated that Ryan Nassib played just as well as Matt Barkley by throwing for 322 yards and two touchdowns (Barkley threw for only 187 yards, but also had six touchdowns). If you had to look at the two teams, LSU's win over a top conference opponent like Washington looks far more impressive than either of USC's first two wins.

There might not be too much movement in the AP Top Ten other than Arkansas falling out of it after their upset to Louisiana-Monroe, but LSU makes a decent case after their dominance in Baton Rouge that they're more worthy of being the second-ranked team as opposed to USC. Could it very well be Alabama and LSU at the top of the polls once again this Sunday afternoon?

Hit up And The Valley Shook to talk with LSU fans, and go to Conquest Chronicles to talk with USC fans. Look through SB Nation's many excellent college football blogs to find your team's community.

Check out the SB Nation Channel on YouTube

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.