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College Football Rankings 2011: LSU Moves To No. 1, Four ACC Teams In Poll

Change starts at the top. LSU moves to No. 1 in AP College Football Poll. Virginia Tech ranks highest in ACC at No. 11.

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For the first time this year there is a new No. 1 team in college football. In the Associated Press poll Louisiana State University moved into the top spot on the strength of its 47-21 road victory over #22 West Virginia. LSU is now 4-0 with wins over ranked teams in Oregon, Mississippi State and West Virginia. 

USA Today kept Oklahoma as the top team in the nation. The Sooners got off to a slow start last night against Missouri, but Landry Jones connected with Ryan Broyles for three touchdowns to keep Oklahoma unbeaten. The game ended Oklamhoma 38, Missouri 28. The Sooners avoided another loss to Mizzou, a team that has given them trouble in recent years.

Other movement in the polls has Alabama and LSU tied for second in USA Today. 'Bama had a big win yesterday over a ranked Arkansas team. Oklahoma State also moved up with an impressive comeback win on the road against Texas A&M. If the top 5 teams can remain undefeated there will be some tremendous mathchups down the road, as LSU will play Alabama and Oklahoma squares off with Oklahoma State in the Bedlam series.

The ACC is well represented in the polls. Virginia Tech leads the way for the conference, ranked No. 11. The Hokies are undefeated and should be favored in every game remaining on their schedule. It will be interesting to see if a lack of a marquee non-conference win impacts the Hokies in the BCS chase. 

Next is Clemson at No. 13, fresh off a 35-30 win over Florida State. The Seminoles started the season ranked in the Top 10, but in the Week 5 AP poll the Noles fell all the way to No. 23. Two losses will do that.

Georgia Tech continues to pile up gaudy offensive numbers. In doing so, the Yellow Jackets move up to No. 21 in the country. Navy landed a few votes in the polls, Maryland did not. Virginia Tech and Clemson square off next week in Blacksburg, it should be a good one.