BCS Rankings 2011: Why LSU Has Earned No. 1 Ranking

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BCS Rankings 2011: Why LSU Has Earned No. 1 Ranking
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With the newest BCS rankings set to be released on Monday, I'm looking ahead to how Louisiana State will have a stranglehold on the top spot.

Ahead of their huge showdown with SEC West rival Alabama on Nov. 5, LSU will again be installed as the BCS's No. 1 ranked team when the new standings are made public and with good reason.

Not only was LSU ranked No. 1 in the initial BCS rankings, but they backed up the hype associated with being the nation's top team last Saturday. By handily beating divisional opponent Auburn, LSU again made its case to remain the nation's top team.

If the voters (or computers) were looking for a reason to remove the Bayou Bengals from the poll position in the BCS, they'll have to keep looking.

It shouldn't come as any surprise that LSU will again be atop the BCS standings come Monday, and here's why...

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