LSU ranked No. 4 in Coaches' Preseason Poll

BATON ROUGE - For the 11th straight year, LSU will open the season among the top 25 teams in the nation as the Tigers are ranked No. 4 in the USA Today Coaches' Preseason poll which was released on Thursday.

On Sept. 3, the Tigers will face No. 3 Oregon to open the season in the Cowboys Classic in Arlington, Texas. It will be the first regular-season non-conference game in LSU history that includes two Top-5 ranked opponents.

USA Today Coaches' Preseason Poll

Team (first-place votes), Points, Final 2010 ranking

1. Oklahoma (42), 1,454, 6

2. Alabama (13), 1,414, 11

3. Oregon (2), 1,309, 3

4. LSU (2), 1,296, 8t

5. Florida State, 1,116, 16

6. Stanford, 1,101, 4

7. Boise State, 1,065, 7

8. Oklahoma State, 933, 10

9. Texas A&M, 885, 21

10. Wisconsin, 829, 8t

11. Nebraska, 814, 19

12. South Carolina, 779, 22

13. Virginia Tech, 767, 15

14. Arkansas, 750, 12

15. TCU, 687, 2

16. Ohio State, 631, 5

17. Michigan State, 536, 14

18. Notre Dame, 440, NR

19. Auburn, 329, 1

20. Mississippi State, 301, 17

21. Missouri, 266, 18

22. Georgia, 260, NR

23. Florida, 240, NR

24. Texas, 162, NR

25. Penn State, 161, NR

Others receiving votes

Arizona State (6-6) 158; West Virginia (9-4) 149; Utah (10-3) 50; Miami (Fla.) (7-6) 49; Iowa (8-5) 41; Northwestern (7-6) 30; Arizona (7-6) 28; Central Florida (11-3) 22; Michigan (7-6) 19; Air Force (9-4) 15; North Carolina (8-5) 14; Houston (5-7) 13; South Florida (8-5) 9; Hawaii (10-4) 8; Clemson (6-7) 7; Tennessee (6-7) 7; Southern Miss (8-5) 6; Brigham Young (7-6) 5; North Carolina State (9-4) 4; Northern Illinois (11-3) 4; Oregon State (5-7) 4; Pittsburgh (8-5) 3; Washington (7-6) 3; Georgia Tech (6-7) 1; Nevada (13-1) 1.

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