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LSU checks in at No. 10 in preseason football poll

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

With the start of the football season just around the corner, that means it's time for the preseason polls to begin to popping up.

Phil Steele has published his 2015 Preseason Power Poll and the LSU Tigers check in at No. 10.

Steele offers an explanation on how his poll is calculated, "To evaluate teams, I rely on nine different of power ratings that look at different factors.  The Power Poll is an aggregate of all nine sets of power ratings, so it tends to be the most accurate summation of how I rate each team.  In essence, the Power Poll is the result of numerous computer rankings that have been developed over many years of close study."

The SEC landed seven teams in the top 20, led by Alabama at No. 3. followed by Georgia (7), LSU (10), Auburn (14), Ole Miss (15), Arkansas (18) and Tennessee (19).

Phil Steele's Top 20:

1. Ohio St
2. TCU
3. Alabama
4. USC
5. Baylor
6. Oregon
7. Georgia
8. Stanford
9. Florida St
10. LSU
11. Michigan St
12. UCLA
13. Notre Dame
14. Auburn
15. Mississippi
16. Oklahoma 
17. Wisconsin
18. Arkansas
19. Tennessee
20. Virginia Tech

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