LSU head coach Les Miles (right) at the Tigers' Media Day
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Football Ranked 12th in AP Preseason Poll
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Published: August 17, 2013, 09:00 AM (CT)
Updated: August 17, 2013, 09:15 AM (CT)
by LSUsports.net (@LSUsports), LSU Sports Interactive

BATON ROUGE -- With two weeks until its season-opening Cowboys Classic, the LSU football team was ranked No. 12 in the 2013 Associated Press Preseason Top 25, the organization announced on Saturday morning.

It was the 13th-straight season that the Tigers have appeared in the writers' annual preseason listing of the nation's best collegiate football teams.

LSU finished the 2013 season ranked No. 12 in the AP Poll.

On Aug. 1, the USA Today Coaches Poll placed the Tigers 13th in its preseason ranking.

LSU takes on 20th-ranked TCU in the Arlington, Texas, classic set for 8 p.m. CDT from Cowboys Stadium. The game will be televised by ESPN and broadcast on the LSU Sports Radio Network starting with its 6 p.m. live pregame show.

Check back for the complete story.

AP Preseason Top 25

1, Alabama (58), 0-0, 1498
2, Ohio State (1), 0-0, 1365
3, Oregon, 0-0, 1335
4, Stanford, 0-0, 1294
5, Georgia (1), 0-0, 1249
6, South Carolina, 0-0, 1154
7, Texas A&M, 0-0, 1104
8, Clemson, 0-0, 1083
9, Louisville, 0-0, 1042
10, Florida, 0-0, 894
11, Florida State, 0-0, 845
12, LSU, 0-0, 802
13, Oklahoma State, 0-0, 755
14, Notre Dame, 0-0, 748
15, Texas, 0-0, 677
16, Oklahoma, 0-0, 579
17, Michigan, 0-0, 531
18, Nebraska, 0-0, 382
19, Boise State, 0-0, 328
20, TCU, 0-0, 323
21, UCLA, 0-0, 286
22, Northwestern, 0-0, 199
23, Wisconsin, 0-0, 185
24, USC, 0-0, 134
25, Oregon State, 0-0, 129

Others receiving votes: Michigan State 95, Baylor 92, Virginia Tech 86, Miami (FL) 85, Arizona State 53, Kansas State 43, Fresno State 36, Vanderbilt 19, Washington 17, Northern Illinois 16, Ole Miss 11, Utah State 8, Georgia Tech 6, Cincinnati 3, Arizona 3, North Carolina 3, Penn State 2, Brigham Young 1

 

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