LSU ranked No. 1 in Coaches' Poll

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen
LSU DB Tyrann Mathieu

After spending 11 straight weeks ranked No. 1 in 2011, the LSU footabll team will begin the 2012 season atop the USA Today/ESPN Coaches' Top 25 poll.

USA Today/ESPN Top 25 Coaches' Poll

Rank School (2011 record) Points Previos Rank First-Place Votes

1. LSU (13-1) 1403 2 18

2. Alabama (12-1) 1399 1 20

3. Southern California (10-2) 1388 NR 19

4. Oklahoma (10-3) 1276 15 1

5. Oregon (12-2) 1258 4

6. Georgia (10-4) 1061 20

7. Florida State (9-4) 1055 23 1

8. Michigan (11-2) 1023 9

9. South Carolina (11-2) 981 8

10. Arkansas (11-2) 948 5

11. West Virginia (10-3) 833 18

12. Wisconsin (11-3) 743 11

13. Michigan State (11-3) 717 10

14. Clemson (10-4) 598 22

15. Texas (8-5) 549 NR

16. Nebraska (9-4) 501 24

17. TCU (11-2) 499 13

18. Stanford (11-2) 497 7

19. Oklahoma State (12-1) 476 3

20. Virginia Tech (11-3) 461 17

21. Kansas State (10-3) 398 16

22. Boise State (12-1) 271 6

23. Florida (7-6) 250 NR

24. Notre Dame (8-5) 166 NR

25. Auburn (8-5) 66 NR