BATON ROUGE, La. — LSU is living a version of the American Dream this week, as it earned a promotion without actually doing any work.
LSU came into the weekend ranked 19th in both polls. Continuing to help the Tigers’ cause is the increasing quality of both their losses — Wisconsin checks in at No. 8 following its win over Nebraska, while Auburn moved up to 11th after beating Ole Miss on the road.
There will be an opportunity to make an even bigger leap in the rankings for the Tigers this week, though it will take some work. LSU hosts No. 1 Alabama this Saturday at Tiger Stadium. The Crimson Tide have won five straight in the series.