As a result of the suspension of Tyrann Matthew, aka the "Honey Badger", for the season, LSU dropped from the top spot in the SB Nation Poll that they attained in the off-season version conducted last spring in the Preseason Poll released today.
USC ascended to the top, and Alabama moved up to #2, with LSU, Washington's opponent in week 2, dropping to 3rd.
Oregon remains #4, while Stanford, the only other Pac-12 team in the top 25, slipped slightly from 19th to 21st.
Here's the complete poll:
Wisconsin, Oregon St.'s week 2 opponent, moved up 2 spots, cracking into the top 10.
Washington narrowly missed, finishing 3 spots outside the top 25.
Boise St. is the only other western team in the top 25, as the Broncos checked in at #23.
You can see BTD's ballot here.