The Ed Orgeron era began in Baton Rouge last Saturday night with the coach's debut in Tigers Stadium. It was a different looking Tigers football team, both offensively and defensively, as LSU destroyed Missouri 42-7.

The Tigers looked like a team possessed, and the running game was on point. LSU had two running backs with over 100 yards rushing each and combined for 6 touchdowns. Derrius Guice rushed 17 times for 163 yards and three touchdowns to lead the team.

Ed Orgeron gets first win as LSU head Coach (Getty Images)

In my opinion, it is going to take LSU beating up a ranked team like they did Missouri to get respect back from the voters in the polls to break back into the top 25.

LSU gets that chance this Saturday, when they travel to Gainsville to take on the Florida Gators in a real early game. LSU and Florida will kick off at 11:00am, and the game will be televised on ESPN.

Here are the latest polls:

AP Top 25

1              Alabama

2              Ohio State

3              Clemson

4              Michigan

5              Washington

6              Houston

7              Louisville

8              Texas A&M

9              Tennessee

10           Miami

11           Wisconsin

12           Nebraska

13           Baylor

14           Ole Miss

15           Stanford

16           Arkansas

17           North Carolina

18           Florida

19           Boise State

20           Oklahoma

21           Colorado

22           West Virginia

23           Florida State

24           Utah

25           Virginia Tech

 

Coaches Poll

1              Alabama

2              Ohio State

3              Clemson

4              Michigan

5              Houston

6              Washington

7              Texas A&M

8              Louisville

9              Tennessee

10           Miami

11           Baylor

12           Nebraska

13           Wisconsin

14           Ole Miss

15           Stanford

16           North Carolina

17           Arkansas

18           Florida

19           Boise State

20           West Virginia

21           Florida State

22           Oklahoma

23           Colorado

24           Utah

25           Western Michigan