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LSU falls two spots in coaches' poll

4/23/2012

LSU's series loss to Kentucky during the weekend doesn't appear to have soured anyone's opinion of the Tigers.

The most recent edition of the USA Today/ESPN Top 25 coaches' poll, released Monday, saw LSU (32-9) fall just two spots to No. 6 after dropping two of three games to the No. 3 Wildcats.

Two of the Tigers' four remaining SEC opponents climbed up the polls while LSU fell. South Carolina jumped three spots to No. 5 after a three-game sweep of Auburn. Ole Miss also jumped three spots to No. 19 after a series win against No. 17 Arkansas. LSU travels to face the Rebels on May 4, while the series with the Gamecocks will conclude the regular season from May 17-19.

No. 2 Florida took two of three games from Georgia, but that wasn't enough to help the Gators hold on to the top spot. Florida was instead replaced at No. 1 by in-state rival Florida State.

All told, the poll features six SEC teams in the top 25, with four of those ranking in the top 10.