LSU Ranked No. 6 in AP Preseason Top 25

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LSU Ranked No. 6 in AP Preseason Top 25

AP Preseason Top 25
Aug. 24, 2020

Rank, Team (First-Place Votes), Record, Points, 2019 Final Ranking
1, Clemson (38), 14-1, 1,520, 2
2, * Ohio State (21), 13-1, 1,504, 3
3, Alabama (2), 11-2, 1,422, 8
4, Georgia, 12-2, 1,270, 4
5, Oklahoma, 12-2, 1,269, 7
6, LSU (1), 15-0, 1,186, 1
7, * Penn State, 11-2, 1,147, 9
8, Florida, 11-2, 1,125, 6
9, * Oregon, 12-2, 1,119, 5
10, Notre Dame, 11-2, 995, 12
11, Auburn, 9-4, 852, 14
12, * Wisconsin, 10-4, 840, 11
13, Texas A&M, 8-5, 764, NR
14, Texas, 8-5, 703, 25
15, Oklahoma State, 8-5, 672, NR
16, * Michigan, 9-4, 611, 18
17, * USC, 8-5, 534, NR
18, North Carolina, 7-6, 496, NR
19, * Minnesota, 11-2, 451, 10
20, Cincinnati, 11-3, 234, 21
21, UCF, 10-3, 229, 24
22, * Utah, 11-3, 211, 16
23, Iowa State, 7-6, 199, NR
24, * Iowa, 10-3, 134, 15
25, Tennessee, 8-5, 133, NR

Others receiving votes:
Memphis 86, Virginia Tech 85, Boise State 68, Arizona State 66, Miami FL 42, Louisville 32, Appalachian State 26, Washington 21, Kentucky 20, Indiana 19, Baylor 15, California 11, TCU 9, Virginia 7, Navy 6, Florida State 6, SMU 3, Mississippi State 3, Air Force 3, Northwestern 1, UAB 1.

* Indicates team canceled their games for the season.

The Associated Press began its college football poll on Oct. 19, 1936, and it is now the longest-running poll of those that award national titles at the end of the season. The preseason poll was started in 1950. A panel of 62 sports writers and broadcasters from around the country votes on the poll weekly.