Football Ranked No. 4 by 'Street and Smith’s'

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BATON ROUGE -- LSU picked up another top five preseason ranking on Tuesday as Street and Smith’s College Football 2007 Yearbook has ranked the Tigers No. 4 in the nation in its preseason edition, which hit the news stands on Tuesday.

LSU has now been picked as one of the nation’s top four ranked teams by five publications going into the 2007 season, which includes No. 2 rankings by the Sporting News, Blue Ribbon Magazine and Lindy’s.

The Tigers open their third season under Les Miles on Thursday, Aug. 30 against Mississippi State in Starkville in a game that will be televised nationally by ESPN.

LSU returns 15 starters and 46 letterwinners from last year’s squad that posted an 11-2 overall mark, beat Notre Dame, 41-14, in the Sugar Bowl, and finished ranked No. 3 in the nation.

In addition to its No. 4 national ranking, the Tigers have two players selected to Street and Smith’s preseason All-America team. Senior defensive tackle Glenn Dorsey and junior defensive end Tyson Jackson are both preseason All-Americas by the publication.

A year ago, Dorsey and Jackson combined for 18.5 tackles for losses and 11.5 sacks in leading the Tiger defense to one that ranked among the top five in the nation in total defense, pass defense, scoring defense and pass efficiency defense.

Dorsey, Jackson, senior offensive lineman Will Arnold and senior linebacker Ali Highsmith were all named to the magazines All-Southeastern Conference preseason team.

2007 Preseason Rankings and All-America selections for LSU

LSU Preseason Ranking
LSU Preseason All-Americas

Sporting News
No. 2
DT Glenn Dorsey
OL Will Arnold

Blue Ribbon Magazine
No. 2
DT Glenn Dorsey

No. 2
DT Glenn Dorsey

No. 3
DT Glenn Dorsey

Street and Smith’s
No. 4
DT Glenn Dorsey
DE Tyson Jackson




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