LSU has become The Associated Press national champion in college football following the Tigers' 38-24 rout of Ohio State in the BCS title game. But Georgia, Southern Cal and Kansas picked up first-place votes following their impressive bowl-game victories.
LSU received 60 of 65 first-place votes, while second-ranked Georgia grabbed three. Number-three Southern Cal claimed one first-place vote, as did seventh-ranked Kansas.
Missouri is fourth, and the Buckeyes fell four spots to fifth after losing to the Tigers in New Orleans Monday night.
West Virginia finishes sixth, ahead of Kansas, Oklahoma, Virginia Tech, Boston College and Texas. The Eagles and Longhorns ended up in a tie for tenth.
Number-12 Tennessee is followed by Florida, BYU, Auburn, Arizona State, Cincinnati, Michigan, Hawaii and Illinois.
Clemson, Texas Tech, Oregon, Wisconsin and Oregon State round
out the top 25.