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Athlon Sports released it's Preseason Top 25 and they ranked LSU No. 19.

Here is the full top 25:

1. FSU
2. Alabama
3. Ohio State
4. Oklahoma
5. Auburn
6. Oregon
8. Georgia
9. South Carolina
10. Baylor
11. Michigan State
12. Stanford
13. Notre Dame
14. USC
15. Wisconsin
16. Arizona State
17. Texas
18. Ole Miss
19. LSU
20. Kansas State
21. Clemson
22. Penn State
23. Florida
24. Washington
25. Missouri

LSU has won at least 10 games in each of the last four years, but that streak could be in jeopardy in 2014. The Tigers return 12 starters from last year’s 10-3 team and have one of the top offensive lines in the SEC. However, quarterback play is a concern with the departure of Zach Mettenberger, while receivers Odell Beckham and Jarvis Landry will be playing on Sundays next year. The defense should be solid, but question marks exist at defensive tackle and at linebacker. Additionally, the brutal SEC West doesn’t provide for many breaks on the schedule in 2014.

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G I Jeaux121 months
I quite on Athlon a long time ago.
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JacksonLSU121 months
you dont rank someone lower because their schedule is hard. that makes no fricking sense! you think they are going to have a tough schedule so you rank them even lower so its harder? wtf does that have to do with how good your team is?
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LSU Patrick121 months
These usually suck, but this could very well be the worst I have ever seen.
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JETigER121 months
On any given Saturday LSU could be the 19th best team in the country. ie they were the 19th best team in the country on the Ole Miss Saturday last year. So there is no problem with LSU's ranking.
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wadewilson121 months
I'm guessing this is Braden Gall again. Not clicking on the link.
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BoudreauxinGA121 months
I love where we are at in this poll and I hope everyone reads it.
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Chris Warner121 months
Under the radar is a good thing.
LSU has the league's best offensive line and the best pure runner in Fournette.
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L S Usetheforce121 months
Lb play..... Haha
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Datbayoubengal121 months
wow, that list is terrible. Wisconsin has way more problems than we do. While all we have to replace is two mediocre DTs and a decent safety, they have to replace 9 players on defense. We replace our top 3 pass catchers with top talent while they replace their top four pass catchers, with no one worth mentioning.

Michigan State not in the top 5 and Stanford not in the top ten is ridiculous.

Ole Miss and Texas ahead of us is just the dumbest shite I see on there.
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bherm1988121 months
Texas ahead of LSU haha.
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La Place Mike121 months
After reading the article I'm surprised they ranked us so high.
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Ringeaux121 months
To much question about our QB situation but I think we could run the ball 100% of the time and win the majority of our schedule.
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pdandi1121 months
They also have Ole Miss finished 3rd in the West ahead of LSU
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brewhan davey121 months
"3. Ohio State"

When will the pollsters learn?
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