LSU defeated West Virginia tonight in decisive fashion. That makes LSU 4-0. Without question, they should be ranked number one in both the AP and Coach’s polls. No other team in the country can match résumés with LSU at this point. Three out of four of LSU’s games have been against ranked teams (one of those being the #3 team in the country, the Oregon Ducks). All three of those victories have been away games for the Tigers. The Tigers have dominated all of their opponents to this point. Anybody who still thinks Oklahoma deserves the number one spot needs to get a grip on reality.
That being said, a number one ranking doesn’t mean much at this point. There is still a lot of football yet to play, and the Tigers have not yet gotten to the most difficult part of their schedule. The Tigers are looking as good (or better) than they did when they won the championship in 2003 and 2007. But both Alabama and Arkansas are big obstacles, and it is by no means certain who will win the SEC West at this point.
I’m really impressed with Jarrett Lee. He’s no superstar, but then again neither was Matt Mauck or Matt Flynn. The word is that Jordan Jefferson will be reinstated as a Tiger in the coming weeks. I’m not so sure that the Tigers should go back to him. Lee is doing fine, and the Tigers are playing well. In this case, the proverbial wisdom certainly applies. If it ain’t broke, don’t try to fix it.
Great game tonight. Geaux Tigers!
P.S. Did you see A&M lose that heartbreaker to OSU? That was so bad I’m actually feeling some compassion for Aggies fans. Y’all hang in there.