BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - In a bit of a surprise, LSU is ranked No. 23 in Sports Illustrated's Preseason Top 25 Poll.
Ohio State is No. 1, followed by Auburn and TCU.
Sports Illustrated pointed to question marks at quarterback and a schedule that finishes with Alabama, Arkansas, Ole Miss and Texas A&M as LSU's biggest challenges for 2015.
The SEC West has six teams in the poll and the SEC East is represented by two teams.
Auburn is the highest ranked SEC team at No. 2, followed by Alabama (5), Georgia (11), Ole Miss (13), Missouri (20), Arkansas (22), LSU (23) and Miss. State (25).
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