Tigers Ranked No. 9 in Athlon Preseason Poll

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Tigers Ranked No. 9 in Athlon Preseason Poll

BATON ROUGE — With its season-opener against North Texas still over three months away, LSU has already been tabbed as one of the nation’s top 10 teams, coming in at No. 9 in Athlon Sports’ preseason poll.

Athlon Sports hits the newsstands on Tuesday, May 31. This year’s regional cover features LSU seniors Andrew Whitworth and Skyler Green along with junior running back Alley Broussard along with the heading “Tigers on the Prowl: SEC West Looking Up at LSU.”

Athlon’s has picked the Tigers to win the SEC Western Division and to then go on to win the SEC title.

Individually, Athlon’s has named senior defensive lineman Claude Wroten as a second-team All-America selection, while Whitworth, senior defensive tackle Kyle Williams and junior safety LaRon Landry are named third-team All-America by the magazine.

The Tigers, under the direction of first-year coach Les Miles, return nine starters on offense and seven on defense from a squad that posted a 9-3 overall mark in 2004.

LSU opens the Miles era on Sept. 3 when they host North Texas in Tiger Stadium.