LSU tumbled five spots to No. 25 in the coaches poll and completely fell out of the AP top 25 after the 24-10 loss at No. 1 Alabama.
LSU (6-3, 3-2 Southeastern) hosts Arkansas at 11 a.m. Saturday in the earlier home kickoff since a 2011 win over Kentucky.?
The coaches poll kept the Tigers in its rankings, but it was close. LSU had 136 points, 16 clear of West Virginia, the first team out of the poll.?
The Tigers slipped from the two major polls after their loss to Troy on Sept. 30. They don't usually spend long outside of the rankings. That time, it was two weeks. In the last decade, their longest consecutive stretch outside of the coaches or AP polls came in 2008. They missed the final four weeks of the rankings. Before dropping out earlier this year, LSU was last absent from the coaches poll almost a year ago exactly.?