This week’s Associated Press poll isn’t the only place where the LSU Tigers hold down the top spot.
A website called BCSguru.com also ranks LSU No. 1 in its simulated pre-BCS standings.
Using the four available computer polls and replacing the Harris Interactive poll (a BCS component that won’t be released until the first BCS standings come out Oct. 16) with the AP poll, BCSguru.com gives LSU an overall rating of .9475. No. 2 Alabama is at .9180, while No. 3 Oklahoma is at .8701.
LSU’s computer average is tied for first with Oklahoma. In the available BCS computer ratings the Tigers rank No. 1 in Billingsley, No. 2 in Sagarin, No. 3 in Massey and No. 6 in Colley Matrix. BCSguru.com also throws in a median ranking of 59 other computer polls, in which LSU comes up at No. 2 behind only Alabama.
For the complete BCSguru standings, CLICK HERE.
… ESPN.com recruiting writer Dave Hooker writes that LSU’s national exposure through its tough early season schedule is paying dividends in recruiting.
… The SEC bloggers at collegefootballnews.com heap a lot of praise on LSU’s players and coaches this week, including one line (though you’ll have to hunt for it) touting Tyrann Mathieu for Heisman.
… We used some of the quotes herein for Tuesday’s editions of The Advocate, but here’s the full story from Louisville Courier-Journal beat writer Kyle Tucker on Kentucky coach Joker Phillips’ news conference Monday. Love that “I’ve got a dragon to slay” quote. Got to admire Phillips’ chutzpah for a guy whose team is a 30-point ‘dog to LSU.
… SI.com’s Stewart Mandel says LSU has just completed the most impressive September in recent memory and that he can’t wait for the Tigers showdown with Alabama on Nov. 5.