BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The AP Top 25 preseason poll has been released and LSU will start the season at No. 14.
The Ohio State Buckeyes are the top ranked team in the country followed by TCU, Alabama, Baylor and Michigan State.
The SEC has eight teams in the top 25 led by Alabama at No. 3, followed by Auburn (No. 6), Georgia (No. 9), LSU (No. 14), Ole Miss (No. 17), Arkansas (No. 18), Missouri (No. 24) and Tennessee (No. 25).
LSU's ranking in other preseason polls:
CBS Sports: No. 24
Sports Illustrated: No. 23
Amway Coaches Preseason Top 25 Poll: No. 13
Click here for the complete AP Top 25.
LSU opens the season at home against McNeese State on Saturday, Sept. 5 at 6:30 p.m.