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?