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LSU head coach Les Miles at Saturday's scrimmage in Tiger Stadium.
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Football Ranked No. 13 in AP Preseason Poll
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Published: August 17, 2014, 01:00 PM (CT)
by LSUsports.net (@LSUsports), LSU Sports Interactive

BATON ROUGE -- For the 14th-straight season, the LSU football team earned preseason top-25 recognition from the AP, as the writers' poll was released Sunday afternoon.

LSU, under the direction of 10th-year head coach Les Miles, was ranked 13 in the writers' poll. The Tigers were also ranked No. 13 by the coaches on Aug. 1.

Defending national champion Florida State was ranked No. 1, while five of LSU's opponents appeared in the poll.

The 2014 season begins on Aug. 30 at 8 p.m. CT when LSU travels to Houston's NRG Stadium to face No. 14 Wisconsin. The game will be televised by ESPN.

Rank Team (First-Place Votes) Points
1. Florida State (57) 1,496
2. Alabama (1) 1,361
3. Oregon (1) 1,334
4. Oklahoma (1) 1,324
5. Ohio State 1,207
6. Auburn 1,198
7. UCLA 1,106
8. Michigan State 1,080
9. South Carolina 1,015
10. Baylor 966
11. Stanford 885
12. Georgia 843
13. LSU 776
14. Wisconsin 637
15. USC 626
16. Clemson 536
17. Notre Dame 445
18. Ole Miss 424
19. Arizona State 357
20. Kansas State 242
21. Texas A&M 238
22. Nebraska 226
23. North Carolina 194
24. Missouri 134
25. Washington 130

Others receiving votes: UCF 94, Florida 87, Texas 86, Duke 71, Iowa 68, Louisville 48, Marshall 41, Oklahoma St. 37, Virginia Tech 26, TCU 23, Mississippi St. 22, Michigan 19, Texas Tech 19, Miami 16, Cincinnati 15, Boise St. 10, Oregon St. 10, BYU 8, Northwestern 8, Penn St. 5, Navy 2, Vanderbilt 2, Louisiana 1, Nevada 1, Utah St. 1.

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