LSU is ranked No. 9 in Athlon Sports Preseason College Football Top 25.
Alabama is No. 1, followed by Florida State, Ohio State, Clemson and Michigan.
Athlon's preview of the Tigers:
After coaching drama surrounding Les Miles at the end of 2015, LSU is loaded for a run at a CFP berth. As usual, the Tigers will lean on their ground attack and defense to carry the team. However, Brandon Harris and the passing game have to improve to win the SEC.
Other SEC teams in the Top 25:
Tennessee: No. 7
Ole Miss: No. 10
Georgia: No. 17
Florida: No. 21
LSU opens the season against Big 10 power Wisconsin on Saturday, Sept. 3 at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, WI.
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