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LAist-CS Week 6 Rankings: LSU Does It Again a Little More Gracefully

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If you read my weekend guide, I featured last weekend’s LSU win over Tennessee prominently. Little did I know that on consecutive games head coach Les Miles and the Bayou Bengals would have a drive in the final minute of the game that would determine the winner.

Down 29-26 to the Florida Gators in Gainesville, the Tigers lined up for a 53-yard field goal attempt to tie the game with 35 seconds remaining. In the process of setting up for this they burned their last timeout. Great, more time management issues with Miles.

The play starts and what? Fake field goal! The kicker is getting a first down! Holy shit he got the first down! Okay 29 seconds left so spike the ball! Spike the ball! Wait. They’re reviewing the play? Incomplete pass? Well the ball did hit the ground before the kicker picked it up and got the first down, but was it a forward pass? After minutes of deliberation it was determined that it was not a forward pass.

The Tigers would go on to score a touchdown and win the game outright in the final seconds.

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Amazing end to the game, and it left me wondering one thing: what was Ryan Theriot doing?

What is amazing about this sequence is that it made me forget everything else that happened prior to that. So evidently Alabama lost.

1. Oregon Ducks (6-0, 3-0 Pac-10) - They got jacked at Washington State with injuries left and right, but they got the win. (Previous Week: 2)
2. Boise State Broncos (5-0, 1-0 WAC) - As they should the Broncos rout inferior competition. But can they hold off Ohio State? (Previous Week: 3)
3. Ohio State Buckeyes (6-0, 2-0 Big Ten) - Terrelle Pryor threw for 334 yards in their rout over Indiana. (Previous Week: 4)
4. TCU Horned Frogs (6-0, 2-0 Mountain West) - Same as Boise State, beating down on inferior competition. (Previous Week: 5)
5. Nebraska Corn Huskers (5-0, 1-0 Big 12) - That was quite a show in the Little Apple for their Big 12 opener. (Previous Week: 6)
6. Alabama Crimson Tide (5-1, 2-1 SEC) - So they lost to South Carolina. It’s a tough conference, and I’m sure they will regroup. (Previous Week: 1)
7. Auburn Tigers (6-0, 3-0 SEC) - Yes I ranked Bama over Auburn because they don’t have a target on their back and their win over South Carolina was at home. Plus, do you really think Auburn can beat Bama? (Previous Week: 7)
8. Stanford Cardinal (5-1, 2-1 Pac-10) - Their defense looked awful for the second straight week. They’re lucky USC’s defense is just as awful. (Previous Week: 8)
9. LSU Tigers (6-0, 4-0 SEC) - My oh my oh my. (Previous Week: 15)
10. Oklahoma Sooners (5-0, 1-0 Big 12) - I guess they needed a week of rest after beating the mighty Texas. (Previous Week: 9)
11. Utah Utes (5-0, 2-0 Mountain West) - After one quarter Utah trailed Iowa State 14-10. Utah then realized who they were and racked up 31 unanswered points in the second quarter. But that was a close game for 15 minutes at least. (Previous Week: 10)
12. Iowa Hawkeyes (4-1, 1-0 Big Ten) - Like Oklahoma they rested having two weeks to prepare for Michigan. (Previous Week: 12)
13. Michigan State Spartans (6-0, 2-0 Big Ten) - The Spartans did what no one else could - stop Denard Robinson. Actually they didn’t do that, but they proved that not one person does a football team make. (Previous Week: 16)
14. South Carolina Gamecocks (4-1, 2-1 SEC) - So they’re the ones that took down the mighty Tide, but will they survive after back-to-back weeks vs. Arkansas and at Florida? (Previous Week: nr)
15. Arkansas Razorbacks (4-1, 1-1 SEC) - I tried not to include them just to piss people off, but I couldn’t. Woo pig sooey. *yawn*(Previous Week: nr)
16. Arizona Wildcats (4-1, 1-1 Pac-10) - They had two weeks for their game against the Beavers and they laid that steaming pile of turds? (Previous Week: 11)

Dropped from rankings: Michigan Wolverines (13), Florida Gators (14).

BCS Championship Game: Oregon vs. Boise State
Rose Bowl: Ohio State vs. Nebraska
Orange Bowl: Florida State vs. West Virginia
Sugar Bowl: Alabama vs. TCU
Fiesta Bowl: Auburn vs. Stanford

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