After Week 8 of the college football season, the first BCS rankings will be released, and among the top teams are sure to be the LSU Tigers.

The Tigers are joined by seven other undefeated teams in the AP Top 25, including SEC rival Alabama and Big 12 powerhouse Oklahoma.

Much of the talk of which team will be No. 1 has been centered around those three programs since the season began in early September.

Obviously a case can be made for either one of those teams, but here's a case for why LSU shouldn't be No. 1 in the BCS.

Lack of Explosion on Offense

Although the very same can be said about Alabama's offense, LSU lacks the ability score with the nation's top offenses.

The Tigers rank 100th in the country in pass offense, racking up just over 183 yards per game, and come in 38th in the nation in rush offense.

There is also a quarterback situation in Baton Rouge sure to make some waves involving starter Jarrett Lee and the recently reinstated signal caller Jordan Jefferson.

Making the Case for No. 2: Alabama

Alabama is every bit as worthy as the No. 1 spot in the BCS as LSU.

The Crimson Tide's scoring defense is ranked No. 1 in the nation, having held the high-powered offenses of Florida, Arkansas and Penn State to a combined 35 points.

Alabama's rush offense is also much more explosive than that of the Tigers. Alabama ranks 19th in the country in rushing yards, led by Heisman Trophy candidate Trent Richardson, a running back who has 729 yards and 11 touchdowns on the ground through six weeks.

Making the Case for No. 3: Oklahoma

Meanwhile the third-ranked Oklahoma Sooners boast the nation's fifth-best passing attack and possess the ninth-best scoring offense in all of college football.

The Sooners, led by another Heisman Trophy candidate in quarterback Landry Jones who has passed for more than 1,800 yards and 13 touchdowns, have also faced equally tough tests as LSU, having taking down Florida State and Texas away from home.

Speculation gives way to the truth on Nov. 5, however, when LSU travels to Tuscaloosa to battle Alabama in a winner-take-all matchup.


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