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LSU will begin the season ranked No. 25 in Dallas.

The SEC got five teams in the poll, headlining Alabama at No. 1, defending champion Georgia at No. 3, Auburn at No. 9 and Mississippi State at No. 18. This is the 18th consecutive year LSU has been ranked in the preseason poll.

The Tigers’ first opponent (Miami) enters the poll at No. 8.

It will be a Top 25 matchup in Jerry’s World for Sunday night.

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