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College Football Rankings: LSU Tops First BCS Rankings Of Season, Clemson Ranks No. 7

To the surprise of no one, Les Miles and his LSU Tigers are the top ranked team in the first Bowl Championship Series rankings of the college football season. Conference foe Alabama is ranked second, with Oklahoma and Oklahoma State taking the thrid and fourth positions, respectively.

The Cowboys, to the surprise of some, are ranked ahead of undefeated Boise State, Wisconsin and Stanford. The highest ranked ACC team in the BCS rankings is the Clemson Tigers, fresh off their roller coaster 56-45 victory over the Maryland Terrapins Saturday night in College Park. Virginia Tech joins Clemson in the rankings at 12th, and the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets round out the ACC contingent, ranked 23rd after their shocking loss to Virginia.

The complete first BCS rankings of the season:

2 Alabama
3 Oklahoma
4 Oklahoma State
5 Boise State
6 Wisconsin
7 Clemson
8 Stanford
9 Arkansas
10 Oregon
11 Kansas State
12 Virginia Tech
13 Nebraska
14 South Carolina
15 West Virginia
16 Michigan State
17 Texas A&M
18 Michigan
19 Houston
20 Auburn
21 Penn State
22 Georgia Tech
23 Illinois
24 Texas
25 Washington

For more on the Week 8 college football rankings, check out SB Nation's comprehensive StoryStream.