Ranking the 1-loss teams

The AP’s Ralph D. Russo examines college football’s one-loss teams. Stanford tops his ranking and LSU is number two.

Here is what he said about the Tigers, “2) LSU (8-1), fifth in BCS standings. Call coach Les Miles whatever you want — crazy, lucky — but he’s got himself a talented team, especially on defense where tackle Drake Nevis and cornerback Patrick Peterson rank among the best players in the country. The offense is finding ways to overcome shortcomings at quarterback. Chance to play for national title: More than a pipedream, but it’s almost totally contingent on Auburn losing twice. If Auburn drops its final regular-season games to Georgia and Alabama, that puts LSU in the SEC title game. Win it and the Tigers could nudge past even undefeated TCU and Boise State. If Auburn were to lose twice, including the SEC title game, it also opens the door for LSU. Though in that case, not owning a conference title might make it tough for Tigers.” Below is the entire story from the AP.