LSU holds on to spot in AP Top 25 preseason poll
LSU will begin its 2018 season just inside the AP Top 25 Poll.
The Tigers will start the season with a tall order: facing eighth-ranked Miami their opening game in Arlington, Texas. The team closed out last season ranked at No. 18 but suffered a loss to Notre Dame in the Citrus Bowl.
Also in the SEC, Alabama will begin its quest for a second consecutive national championship with a rare feat. The Crimson Tide is just the second team to be ranked No. 1 in the preseason Associated Press Top 25 poll for three straight seasons. Alabama received 42 out of 61 first-place votes.