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LSU will open up the 2023 College Football season ranked No. 5 in the preseason Coaches Poll.

The Tigers will face No. 8 Florida State in Week 1. Per LSU:

BATON ROUGE – LSU opens its second season under head coach Brian Kelly ranked No. 5 in the nation as the preseason AFCA Coaches Poll was released on Monday.

The Tigers are coming off a 10-4 record a year ago as LSU claimed the SEC Western Division crown and beat Purdue, 63-7, in the Citrus Bowl.

The Tigers return 25 players who have started at least one game in an LSU uniform, including quarterback Jayden Daniels along with five offensive linemen, four receivers and four running backs. LSU added eight players through the transfer portal who were starters at their previous school.

The No. 5 preseason ranking is the highest for the Tigers since 2020 when LSU followed up its national championship season ranked No. 5 to open the year. LSU’s highest preseason ranking came in 2007 when the Tigers opened the year at No. 2.

LSU’s season-opening opponent Florida State is ranked No. 8 in the nation. The LSU-Florida State matchup will be the only contest during the first full weekend of college football featuring two Top 10 teams.

LSU is one of three SEC teams in the preseason Top 5 as they are joined by top-ranked Georgia and No. 3 Alabama. Other SEC teams in the preseason AFCA Coaches Poll include Tennessee at No. 10, Ole Miss at No. 22 and Texas A&M at No. 25.

1. Georgia
2. Michigan
3. Alabama
4. Ohio State
5. LSU
6. USC
7. Penn State
8. FSU
9. Clemson
10. Tennessee
11. Washington
12. Texas
13. Notre Dame
14. Utah
15. Oregon
16. TCU
17. Kansas State
18. Oregon State
19. Oklahoma
20. UNC
21. Wisconsin
22. Ole Miss
23. Tulane
24. Texas Tech
25. Texas A&M
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Vernonbrew2212 months
If it ends up where LSU is back in the top five discussion, gotta feel like Tigers are back. First step Orlando
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Morpheus12 months
Well its not #13 finally
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SouthPlains12 months
Guess CFB is collectively going to continue playing the, “they’re BACK!” nonsense with Michigan.

Also, Oklahoma LOL
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Tigers4Lyfe12 months
Final CFP polls and AP/Coaches poll had them at #3 last year.
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cajunmud12 months
That's one slot higher than 2019.
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tigerpawl12 months
Michigan: the never ending myth.
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Tigers4Lyfe12 months
The final rankings last year had Michigan at #3. It's obvious you haven't been paying attention to current events.
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