Louisiana Tech Earns National Ranking in Both Polls



Oct. 7, 2012

RUSTON, La. - A season of firsts just added to its list of accomplishments as Louisiana Tech entered the Top 25 rankings in both the Associated Press and USA Today/Coaches polls following the Bulldogs 58-31 win over UNLV.

Tech was ranked 23rd this week in the Associated Press poll, only the second time the AP has ranked the Bulldogs in the history of the program. The only other time the AP has ranked Tech was in 1999 as the Bulldogs were 8-2 and ranked 25th prior to the season finale at Southern Cal.

In the USA Today/Coaches poll, Tech garnered a No. 24 ranking marking the first time that poll has ranked the Bulldogs.

The Bulldogs currently have the nation’s longest regular season winning streak at 12 games.

Louisiana Tech moved to 5-0 on the year after its win over the Rebels in a game where the Bulldogs scored at least 31 unanswered points for the third consecutive game. LA Tech now has wins over the Atlantic Coast Conference, Big Ten Conference, Conference USA (twice) and the Mountain West Conference this season.

Tech is off to its best start since the 1975 season and is ranked second in the nation in turnover margin, third in the nation in scoring offense and 11th in the nation in total offense.

No. 23/24 Louisiana Tech will face No. 22/21 Texas A&M on Saturday at Independence Stadium in Shreveport. The Bulldogs will be looking for their first win over a ranked opponent since 2005 when Tech upended No. 23 Fresno State, 40-28, in Fresno, Calif.

Tickets for the game against Texas A&M are currently on sale from the LA Tech Ticket Office and can be purchased by calling 318-257-3631 beginning Monday at 8:30 a.m., by emailing TechTickets@LATech.edu or by visiting LATechSports.com.

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