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LSU falls to No. 18 in AP poll

Sunday, 10 November 2013 12:30
Associated Press NEW ORLEANS -- LSU has dropped eight spots after the team's 38-17 loss in Tuscaloosa to Alabama. Alabama remains No. 1 in the poll, receiving 56 first-place votes from the media panel. But the other national championship contenders right behind Alabama took advantage of Oregon's loss to Stanford on Thursday night and moved up. Florida State moves to No. 2 in the AP poll, the Seminoles' best ranking since 2000. Florida State got…
Bama wears down, pummels LSU 38-17
Sunday, 10 November 2013 00:00
Gallery See all 17 photos » By JOHN ZENOR / AP Sports Writer TTUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) -- AJ McCarron and T.J. Yeldon did in LSU again. McCarron threw three touchdown passes, Yeldon ran for 133 yards and two scores and No. 1 Alabama overwhelmed the 10th-ranked Tigers 38-17 Saturday night. The Crimson Tide (9-0, 6-0 Southeastern Conference) turned to power football to take control of a game that was tied early in the third quarter.…
Alabama-LSU: Not even Saban downplays magnitude
Friday, 08 November 2013 11:45
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Even Nick Saban isn't protesting too loudly that Alabama-LSU is just another game. The stakes are too high, the recent meetings too competitive and the rivalry just too compelling. "It's probably hard for everybody to think that this is just another game," Saban said. For the top-ranked Crimson Tide's laser-focused coach, that amounts to a monumental concession to what Saturday night's meeting with the Tigers at Bryant-Denny Stadium means for both…
Schedule-makers give Alabama SEC's easiest schedule
Thursday, 07 November 2013 23:30
Doug Mouton / Eyewitness Sports Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | Twitter: @dmoutonwwl TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Over the past five years Alabama has been the best college football program in America. They have three national championships in the past four years, and right now they’re unbeaten and number one. Alabama is on top of the college football world. That is indisputable. It's a fact. What's also a fact is that - for the past two years – the…
Jeremy Hill expects to be better vs. Alabama
Wednesday, 06 November 2013 10:30
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — As Jeremy Hill prepares for this week's eagerly awaited visit to top-ranked Alabama, the LSU running back is spending considerable time reflecting on his performance in last year's memorable clash — and on how disappointed he was with himself afterward. If LSU hadn't lost a lead in the final minute of a 21-17 setback, Hill might have taken some pride in the trouble he caused the Crimson Tide's normally suffocating…
AP: Nick Saban's agent says Texas only job in play
Tuesday, 05 November 2013 21:45
Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The agent for coach Nick Saban told Texas officials in January that Texas was the only school he would consider leaving Alabama for and that his success with the Crimson Tide had put him under "special pressure," The Associated Press has learned. The agent, Jimmy Sexton, made the comments during a 45-minute call with former Texas Regent Tom Hicks and current Regent Wallace Hall. Hicks detailed the call in…
Les Miles discusses Alabama contest
Monday, 04 November 2013 15:30
Portions of Les Miles' weekly media address prior to the Alabama game: I look forward to preparing against them. I can tell you that our guys are in college football for these kinds of games. We look forward to playing in them. It's a great opportunity for all. Any time you line up against Alabama, there's a rivalry. There's national prestige. And the want to make plays against a very quality opponent is there. I…
LSU jumps one spot to No. 10 in AP poll
Sunday, 03 November 2013 11:30
Associated Press NEW ORLEANS -- No. 3 Florida State gains ground on No. 1 Alabama and No. 2 Oregon in The Associated Press college football poll, earning four more first-place votes than it did last week. The Seminoles are coming off another easy victory against a previously unbeaten rival. Florida State beat Miami 41-14 on Saturday night and received six-first-place votes from the media panel Sunday. Last month the Seminoles handed Clemson its first loss.…
LSU up to No. 11 in AP poll
Sunday, 27 October 2013 12:00
Associated Press BATON ROUGE, La. -- Baylor climbs to No. 5 in The Associated Press college football poll, the best ranking for the Bears in 60 years. The top four teams in the rankings all put on impressive displays Saturday and hold their spots Sunday. No. 1 Alabama received 55 first-place votes after beating Tennessee 45-10. No. 2 Oregon got three first-place votes following a 42-14 victory against UCLA. No. 3 Florida State pounded North…
After slow start Tigers burn Furman
Saturday, 26 October 2013 23:15
BATON ROUGE, La. -- Sloppy play by No. 13 LSU had its fans grumbling and feisty Furman believing until Odell Beckham Jr. and Terrence Magee added a few more big plays to their personal highlight collections. Beckham caught six passes for 204 yards and two scores, Terrance Magee added two second-half touchdowns, including one from 39 yards out, and LSU turned a tenuous halftime lead into a 48-16 romp over Furman on Saturday night. Jeremy…