LSU is ranked number
14 in the Sports Illustrated preseason top 25 poll released Wednesday.
The Tigers are one of
seven SEC teams ranked in the poll.
Alabama is once again a unanimous number 1 followed by Texas A&M (3), South Carolina (6), Florida (9),
Georgia (12), LSU (14) and Vanderbilt
Although ranked number 14, the SI team says, "Despite losing 11 underclassmen who left early for the NFL, the Tigers
will be a threat to knock off Alabama in the SEC West because of the
maturation of one player: senior quarterback Zach Mettenberger."
schedule will include five top 25 teams starting with the Tigers season opener
against number 16 TCU.
here for the complete Sports Illustrated top 25 poll.