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LSU ranked #16 in preseason coaches' poll

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Posted: Aug 6, 2010 10:18 AM by Michael Kelly
Updated: Aug 8, 2010 9:31 PM
Source: WBRZ Sports 2

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Topics: LSU, Tigers, Les Miles, Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, college football

The LSU Tigers are number 16 in the USA Today preseason coaches' poll, released this morning. This ranking comes despite some low expectations at SEC Media Days a few weeks ago.

Les Miles and company were predicted to finish fourth in the SEC West by broadcasters and writers in Hoover, Alabama. LSU was predicted to finish behind Arkansas and Auburn.

However, the Tigers enter the season ranked ahead of the Razorbacks (19) and Auburn Tigers (23). Alabama is ranked number 1, coming off its national championship last season.

The full rankings are listed below. The coaches' poll is part of the BCS formula used to determine its national champion.

USA Today Coaches' Football Poll -- Aug. 6

Rank Record Pts Final 2009
1. Alabama (55) 14-0 1,469 1
2. Ohio State (4) 11-2 1,392 5
3. Florida 13-1 1,245 3
4. Texas 13-1 1,240 2
5. Boise State 14-0 1,215 4
6. Virginia Tech 10-3 1,052 10
7. TCU 12-1 1,051 6
8. Oklahoma 8-5 1,035 NR
9. Nebraska 10-4 1,001 14
10. Iowa 11-2 952 7
11. Oregon 10-3 940 11
12. Wisconsin 10-3 778 16
13. Miami (Fla.) 9-4 728 19
14. Penn State 11-2 508 8
15. Pittsburgh 10-3 492 15
16. LSU 9-4 476 17
17. Georgia Tech 11-3 455 13
18. North Carolina 8-5 445 NR
19. Arkansas 8-5 438 NR
20. Florida State 7-6 374 NR
21. Georgia 8-5 312 NR
22. Oregon State 8-5 263 NR
23. Auburn 8-5 260 NR
24 (tie). West Virginia 9-4 169 22
24 (tie). Utah 10-3 169 18

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