To give you an idea of how messed up college football rankings were (and continue to be for that matter), the #3 team in the country, the 2006 LSU Tigers, finished third in the SEC West. Third. And of course, this being college football, the teams above them were ranked lower than the Bayou Bengals. But alas, it’s when you beat someone in college football, and the LSU Tigers beat the Arkansas Razorbacks in the last game of the season to secure a prestigious bowl berth.
Number 9 (at the time) LSU traveled north to Little Rock to take on the #5 Arkansas Razorbacks.