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In brief: LSU, OSU top poll; high school playoffs set

Tigers, Cowboys top poll

College football: LSU put a lock on the top spot, Oklahoma State moved up to No. 2 for the best ranking in school history, and Alabama slipped to No. 4 in the Associated Press Top 25 poll after losing a 1 vs. 2 showdown against the Tigers.

LSU received 59 out of 60 first-place votes Sunday after beating the Crimson Tide 9-6 in overtime in Tuscaloosa, Ala., the night before.

Oklahoma State moved up one spot after a wild 52-45 win against Kansas State and Stanford climbed to No. 3.

Associated Press

Tide-Tigers is No. 2 on tube

College football: The LSU-Alabama game drew the second-highest rating of any CBS regular-season college football broadcast since the network began tracking ratings in 1987.

The network said Sunday the No. 1 versus No. 2 showdown earned an average overnight rating/share of 11.9/21, up 170 percent from last year’s meeting.

No. 1 LSU beat the now fourth-ranked Crimson Tide 9-6 in overtime.

The highest rated CBS regular season game was Notre Dame-Miami in 1989.

Associated Press

Prep playoff times set

High schools: The dates and times have been set for the State 4A first-round football playoff games involving the three Greater Spokane League teams.

Defending state champ Ferris (9-1) and Central Valley (8-2) square off at 6 p.m. Friday at Joe Albi Stadium.

Mead (9-1) plays host to Skyline (7-3) at noon Saturday at Albi.

For CV, it’s a chance at redemption. CV led Ferris 10-7 at halftime before the Saxons pulled away late for a 28-10 win in early October.

Greg Lee



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