Tigers Ranked 14th in Both Major Polls
BATON ROUGE — LSU remained ranked No. 14 in the nation in the latest Associated Press poll, while the Tigers dropped one spot to No. 14 in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches’ poll.
LSU opens its season on Sunday against 16th-ranked Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Va. The game is set for a 1:30 p.m. (CT) kickoff and will be televised to a national audience on ABC. LSU has now been ranked in the top 25 for six straight polls dating back to last season.
Virginia Tech remained No. 16 in both polls after a 63-7 trouncing of Arkansas State on Sunday.
Defending national champion Miami is ranked No. 1 in the nation in both polls. Oklahoma is No. 2 in the AP poll, while Texas holds down the No. 2 spot in the Coaches poll.
Other Southeastern Conference teams in the AP Top 25 include Tennessee at No. 4, Florida at No. 6, Georgia at No. 8, and No. 22 South Carolina.
Tennessee is ranked No. 4 in the Coaches poll, followed by Florida at No. 7, Georgia at No. 12 and South Carolina at No. 21.