BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The 2017 LSU Tigers are ranked No. 11 in the Athlon Sports College Football Preseason Top 25 Poll.
The rankings take into account where the teams will finish after the national championship in January.
The Tigers continue to face the same offseason questions that have dogged the team over the last several years.
The top five is led by No. 1 Alabama, followed by (2) Ohio State, (3) Florida State, (4) Washington and (5) USC.
SEC teams in the top 25 include (1) Alabama, (9) Auburn, (11) LSU, (15) Georgia, (16) Florida and (19) Tennessee.
LSU opens the season on Saturday, Sept. 2 against BYU in Houston, TX (NRG Stadium).