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BCS Rankings Week 7: LSU, Alabama Atop First Standings

With the conclusion of last week's slate of college football games, the first BCS Rankings of the 2011 season are available, and the LSU Tigers hold a narrow edge over the Alabama Crimson Tide for the No. 1 spot. The Oklahoma Sooners, Oklahoma St. Cowboys, and Boise St. Broncos round out the top five.

To no one's surprise, the struggling Florida Gators, Florida St. Seminoles, and South Florida Bulls are all absent from the rankings.

Among teams that share conferences with Florida schools, the Clemson Tigers (No. 7), Virginia Tech Hokies (No. 12), and Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (No. 22) represent the ACC; Louisiana State (No. 1), Alabama (No. 2), and South Carolina Gamecocks (No. 14) represent the SEC; and the West Virginia Mountaineers (No. 15) represent the Big East.

After the jump, a complete look at the BCS Rankings.

  1. Louisiana State Tigers

  2. Alabama Crimson Tide

  3. Oklahoma Sooners

  4. Oklahoma St. Cowboys

  5. Boise St. Broncos

  6. Wisconsin Badgers

  7. Clemson Tigers

  8. Stanford Cardinal

  9. Arkansas Razorbacks

  10. Oregon Ducks

  11. Kansas St. Wildcats

  12. Virginia Tech Hokies

  13. Nebraska Cornhuskers

  14. South Carolina Gamecocks

  15. West Virginia Mountaineers

  16. Michigan St. Spartans

  17. Texas A&M Aggies

  18. Michigan Wolverines

  19. Houston Cougars

  20. Auburn Tigers

  21. Penn St. Nittany Lions

  22. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

  23. Illinois Fighting Illini

  24. Texas Longhorns

  25. Washington Huskies

Photographs by, thelastminute, turtlemom nancy , fesek, kthypryn, justinwright, sue_elias, pointnshoot, and scrapstothefuture used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.