LSU Football Unranked In Athlon Sports Preseason Poll
The preseason college football polls by major publications are starting to trickle out, and the LSU Tigers got little love from at least one of them.
LSU, who went 9-4 in 2017, including a 6-2 SEC record, failed to land in the Athlon Sports preseason top 25 poll, which was released on Monday.
Last year, year the Tigers were ranked 11th by Athlon sports in the preseason poll.
The Tigers, who open their 2018 schedule against Miami (Florida) on Sunday, September 2 in the Advocare Classic, will play their first home game on Saturday, September 8, hosting Southeastern Louisiana.
The Alabama Crimson Tide is the publication's top-ranked team, followed by the Clemson Tigers, Georgia Bulldogs, Ohio St. Buckeyes, and Michigan Wolverines, to round out the top five.
At 6-10, the publication has Miami (Florida), Auburn, Washington, Wisconsin, and Oklahoma.
Penn St. Michigan St. Florida St., Mississippi St. and Notre Dame are at 11-15, respectively, with Virginia Tech, Florida, Stanford, Boise St., and Texas in sports 16-20.
Finally, at 21-25, USC, West Virginia, Oregon, TCU, and Texas A&M round out the poll.
View the complete poll, here.