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LSU ranked number 13 in USA Today's Preseason Top 25 Poll

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LSU Tigers ranked #13 (Source: Bleacher Report) LSU Tigers ranked #13 (Source: Bleacher Report)
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

USA Today released its Preseason Top 25 Poll Thursday morning and LSU will start the season ranked as the number 13 team in the country.

The Tigers are one of six SEC teams to make the Top 25.

SEC teams ranked ahead of LSU include: (1) Alabama, (5) Georgia, (6) Texas A&M, (7) South Carolina and (10) Florida.

At SEC Media Days, LSU was picked to finish third in the SEC West behind Alabama and Texas A&M.

The Tigers will face five opponents in the top 25 and four in the Top 10.

LSU's season opener with (20) TCU at AT&T Stadium in Dallas is only 30 days away.

USA Today's Top 25:

1 Alabama 13-1 1545 58 1
2 Ohio St. 12-0 1427 3 NR
3 Oregon 12-1 1397 0 2
4 Stanford 12-2 1262 0 6
5 Georgia 12-2 1250 0 4
6 Texas A&M 11-2 1215 1 5
7 South Carolina 11-2 1136 0 7
8 Clemson 11-2 1047 0 9
9 Louisville 11-2 1010 0 13
10 Florida 11-2 930 0 10
11 Notre Dame 12-1 872 0 3
12 Florida St. 12-2 844 0 8
13 LSU 10-3 797 0 12
14 Oklahoma St. 8-5 726 0 NR
15 Texas 9-4 622 0 18
16 Oklahoma 10-3 620 0 15
17 Michigan 8-5 589 0 NR
18 Nebraska 10-4 426 0 23
19

Boise St.

11-2 420 0 14
20 TCU 7-6 400 0 NR
21 UCLA 9-5 202 0 NR
22 Northwestern 10-3 186 0 16
23 Wisconsin 8-0 172 0 NR
24 USC 7-6 165 0 NR
25 Oregon St. 9-4 135 0 19

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