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College Football Rankings 2011, Week 6: LSU Stays On Top, Alabama Moves To #2

Alabama, Wisconsin, and Clemson all made loud statements this weekend with impressive wins over highly ranked opponents, and all were rewarded with a jump in the rankings this week.  Alabama moved from third to second, leap frogging Oklahoma (a winner over Ball St.), and setting up a potential 1 vs. 2 match-up in November between the Tide and the Tigers.

Wisconsin was also impressive, as they rudely welcomed Nebraska to the Big 10 by running and throwing all over the Cornhusker defense thanks to 150 yards and four touchdowns from running back Montee Ball.  The Badgers jumped from seventh to fourth.

Clemson made perhaps the loudest statement of all.  Coming into the season, the team expected to compete for a national title from the ACC was either Florida St. or Virginia Tech, but after knocking out Auburn, Florida St. and Virginia Tech in consecutive weeks, the Tigers are in the Top 10 and look like one of the best teams in the country.  The Tigers are ranked eighth, right behind Stanford.

1 LSU Tigers (40) 5-0 1473 1
2 Alabama Crimson Tide(12) 5-0 1435 3
3 Oklahoma Sooners (7) 4-0 1397 2
4 Wisconsin Badgers
5-0 1266 7
5 Boise St. Broncos (1) 4-0 1248 4
6 Oklahoma St. Cowboys
4-0 1191 5
7 Stanford Cardinal
4-0 1185 6
8 Clemson Tigers
5-0 1093 13
9 Oregon Ducks
3-1 1028 9
10 Arkansas Razorbacks
4-1 860 18
11 Texas Longhorns
4-0 833 17
12 Michigan Wolverines
5-0 812 19
13 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
5-0 667 21
14 Nebraska Cornhuskers
4-1 555 8
15 Auburn Tigers
4-1 550 NR
16 West Virginia Mountaineers
4-1 544 22
17 Florida Gators
4-1 498 12
18 South Carolina Gamecocks
4-1 487 10
19 Illinois Fighting Illini
5-0 428 24
20 Kansas St. Wildcats
4-0 349 NR
21 Virginia Tech Hokies
4-1 341 11
22 Arizona St. Sun Devils
4-1 256 25
23 Florida St. Seminoles
2-2 237 23
24 Texas A&M Aggies
2-2 216 14
25 Baylor Bears
3-1 186 15