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College football: LSU ranked No. 6 in preseason coaches’ poll

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The LSU Tigers are ranked No. 6 in the Amway Coaches’ Preseason Poll announced Thursday.

It’s the highest LSU has been ranked in the coaches’ preseason poll being ranked No. 1 in 2012.

LSU is coming off a 9-3 season. The Tigers were ranked No. 17 in the final coaches’ poll last season.

Defending national champion Alabama and runner-up Clemson are ranked 1-2. They are followed by Oklahoma, Florida State and Ohio State.

The Crimson Tide received 55 first-place votes and the Tigers received seven. Florida State and No. 10 Tennessee received one first-place vote each.

Amway Preseason Coaches’ Poll

Rank, Team (First-Place Votes), 2015 Record, Points
1, Alabama (55), 14-1, 1585
2, Clemson (7), 14-1, 1524
3, Oklahoma, 11-2, 1398
4, Florida State (1), 10-3, 1351
5, Ohio State, 12-1, 1321
6, LSU, 9-3, 1241
7, Stanford, 12-2, 1149
8, Michigan, 10-3, 1062
9, Notre Dame, 10-3, 1034
10, Tennessee (1), 9-4, 960
11, Michigan State, 12-2, 901
12, Mississippi, 10-3, 792
13, Houston, 13-1, 668
14, Texas Christian, 11-2, 649
15, Iowa, 12-2, 579
16, Georgia, 10-3, 525
17, Southern California, 8-6, 468
18, Washington, 7-6, 454
19, Oklahoma State, 10-3, 426
20, North Carolina, 11-3, 422
21, Baylor, 10-3, 383
22, Oregon, 9-4, 361
23, Louisville, 8-5, 331
24, UCLA, 8-5, 296
25, Florida, 10-4, 245

Others Receiving Votes
Miami (Fla.) 120; Wisconsin 82; Utah 73; Boise State 73; Washington State 47; Texas A&M 37; Texas 34; Arkansas 34; Northwestern 31; Navy 30; Mississippi State 19; San Diego State 18; Nebraska 17; Auburn 17; Western Kentucky 11; Pittsburgh 8; Brigham Young 6; Appalachian State 4; Duke 3; Arizona 2; Marshall 2; Toledo 2; South Florida 2; Memphis 1; Indiana 1; Northern Illinois 1.

— Staff Reports