LSU moves up to give SEC 3 of top 4 in AP poll

The Southeastern Conference held three of the top four spots in The Associated Press college football poll after LSU's road victory against Texas pushed the Tigers to No. 4.

FILE - In this Aug. 31, 2019, file photo, LSU head coach Ed Orgeron gestures before an NCAA college football game against Georgia Southern, in Baton Rouge, La. Texas coach Tom Herman and LSU coach Orgeron like the colors they’ll be wearing Saturday night when No. 6 Tigers meet No. 9 Texas in one of the top non-conference matchups of the 2019 season. (AP Photo/Tyler Kaufman, File)

Clemson remained No. 1 on Sunday, receiving 56 first-place votes out of 62 in the Top 25 presented by Regions Bank. No. 2 Alabama received 6 first-place votes and Georgia stayed at No. 3. LSU jumped two spots after winning 45-38 at Texas on Saturday to make it three straight SEC teams after Clemson. The last conference to hold three of the top four spots in the poll was the SEC on Nov. 2, 2014, when Mississippi State was No. 1, Auburn was third and Alabama fourth.

Michigan dropped three spots to No. 12 after dodging an upset, beating Army 24-21 in double-overtime.

Southern California, which was unranked in the preseason for the first time since 2001, moved in at No. 24 after beating Stanford 45-20.

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