LSU jump 14 spots in AP Poll following week one win in Jerry World

LSU jump 14 spots in AP Poll following week one win in Jerry World

The LSU Tigers are the biggest risers in the AP Poll following week one of the 2018 college football season

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Tom Hiscott

After a fascinating week one of action in the college football season, there is plenty of change in the weekly AP poll. 

LSU made the biggest statement, knocking off Miami on Sunday night behind a strong performance from running back Nick Brossette and a fearsome showing from their athletic defense led by Devin White

The Tigers have jumped 14 spots following 60 minutes of action, finding themselves 11th in the latest poll, with the Canes' dropping to #22.

Bama remain in first spot following Louisville victory

Sitting pretty at number one in the poll's once again are Nick Saban's Alabama. The Tide were in control for the entirety of their 51-14 victory over Louisville in Florida, with quarterback Tua Tagovailoa impressing in his first start with a pair of touchdown passes, while also scoring one on the ground. 

Tagovailoa led the Tide to a big week one win over Louisville (image source: Don Juan Moore/Getty Images)
Tagovailoa led the Tide to a big week one win over Louisville (image source: Don Juan Moore/Getty Images)

The Cardinals were limited to just 16 yards in defeat, but new starting quarterback Juwon Pass showed signs that he could be a competent replacement for former Heisman winner Lamar Jackson

Clemson, Georgia and Ohio State round out the top four in the rankings following big week one wins, while Texas and Florida State drop out of the top 25 altogether following disappointing losses. 

Murray and Grier among leading week one stars

With the NFL not starting until the second week of September, college football is afforded the Labor Day weekend to dominate television schedules. 

The increased eyeballs give prospects the chance to shine on the biggest stage, and there were a number of standout performances in week one.

Friday evening's slate was supposed to be all about last year stud running backs, but it was a Stanford wideout who stole the show. With 2017 Heisman finalist Bryce Love shut down by the San Diego State defense, the tenth ranked Cardinal relied on JJ Arcega-Whiteside on the outside. 

JJ Arcega-Whiteside was dominant in Stanford's week one win (image source: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
JJ Arcega-Whiteside was dominant in Stanford's week one win (image source: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

The 6-3 senior hauled in just six receptions from QB K.J Costello, but managed to turn that into 226 yards and three touchdowns as he dominated the Aztecs' secondary to cap a 31-10 win. 

On Saturday, Kyler Murray led #6 Oklahoma to a 63-14 home victory over Lane Kiffin's Florida Atlantic, while Heisman hopeful Will Grier threw for five touchdowns in #14 West Virginia's 40-14 beatdown of Tennessee

Top 25 in full:

1. Alabama

2. Clemson

3. Georgia

4. Ohio State

5. Wisconsin

6. Oklahoma 

7. Auburn 

8. Notre Dame 

9. Washington 

10. Stanford 

11. LSU 

12. Virginia Tech

13. Penn State

14. West Virginia 

15. Michigan State

16. TCU

17. USC

18. Mississippi State

19. UCF 

20. Boise State

21. Michigan

22. Miami (FL) 

23. Oregon

24. South Carolina

25. Florida

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