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7 SEC groups ranked in newest AP Top 25 ballot

LSU re-entered The Related Press Faculty Soccer ballot at No. 18 on Sunday and No. 25 South Carolina earned a rating for the primary time in 4 seasons, giving the SEC seven ranked groups.

The primary six groups within the AP Top 25 offered by Areas Financial institution held their spots after both successful and never enjoying this previous weekend.

Georgia is No. 1 for the third straight week, with No. 2 Ohio State gaining floor after it blew out Iowa. The Bulldogs, who have been idle, acquired 31 first-place votes and 1,530 factors, and the Buckeyes obtained 18 first-place votes and 1,513 factors.

No. 3 Tennessee acquired 13 first-place votes. No. 4 Michigan, No. 5 Clemson and No. 6 Alabama additionally held their spots, with the Tigers receiving a first-place vote.

No. 7 TCU moved up a spot after remaining unbeaten with a second-half comeback towards Kansas State. Oregon jumped two spots to a season-high No. 8 after routing UCLA.

Oklahoma State is No. 9, adopted by Southern California and Wake Forest in a tie at No. 10.

The Demon Deacons by no means had reached the highest 10 within the AP ballot till peaking final season at No. 10. Now they’ve achieved it two years in a row.

LSU, in its first season below coach Brian Kelly, handed Mississippi its first lack of the season in emphatic trend and moved again into the rankings forward of its sport towards Alabama on Nov. 5 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

The Tigers have been ranked for per week earlier this month earlier than shedding to Tennessee. They improved to 6-2 by outscoring Ole Miss 42-3 after falling behind by 14 within the first half.

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South Carolina, below second-year coach Shane Beamer, is ranked for the primary time since a one-week stint after the opening weekend of the 2018 season. The Gamecocks beat Texas A&M to enhance to 5-2. They haven’t been ranked this late in a season since 2013.

POLL POINTS

LSU transferring into the rankings earlier than its off week ensures that Tigers-Tide shall be a matchup of ranked groups for the primary time because the SEC West rivals performed a 1 vs. 2 sport in 2019.

Alabama is off subsequent week, too.

The Tigers backslid after successful the nationwide title in ’19 and have been unranked after they performed the Crimson Tide every of the final two seasons.

That snapped a string of 14 straight seasons during which LSU and Alabama have been each ranked after they performed.

—LSU and Tulane are each ranked for the primary time since 1998, although the Louisiana faculties have been heading in several instructions after they overlapped that season.

For 2 weeks at first of October the Tigers and Inexperienced Wave have been within the Top 25, however LSU fell out the following week and completed 4-7. The Inexperienced Wave went on to an unbeaten season and completed No. 7.

OUT

Texas is unranked once more after blowing a second-half lead at Oklahoma State. The Longhorns fell to 5-3.

—Mississippi State as soon as once more had the misfortune of catching Alabama instantly after a Tide loss and was knocked out of the rankings. The Bulldogs did rating a landing in Tuscaloosa for the primary time since 2014. It got here on the final play of the sport.

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CONFERENCE CALL

SEC — 7 (Nos. 1, 3, 6, 15, 18, 19, 25).

ACC — 5 (Nos. 5, 10, 16, 21, 24).

Massive Ten — 4 (Nos. 2, 4, 13, 17)

Pac-12 — 4 (Nos. 8, 10, 12, 14).

Massive 12 — 3 (Nos. 7, 9, 22).

American — 2 (Nos. 20, 23).

RANKED vs. RANKED

After having a complete of 11 video games matching ranked groups the previous two weeks, the following slate isn’t fairly so juicy.

—No. 2 Ohio State at No. 13 Penn State. Sixth straight assembly with each ranked. The Buckeyes have gained the earlier 5.

—No. 19 Kentucky at No. 3 Tennessee. Final time the Wildcats and Volunteers have been each ranked after they performed was 1951.

—No. 9 Oklahoma State at No. 22 Kansas State. The second assembly out of 65 matchups with each ranked. The primary was 2011, when the Cowboys gained 52-45.

Reporting by the Related Press.


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