LSU ranked No. 13 in preseason poll

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For the second-straight season, the LSU football team was ranked No. 13 in the newly-named Amway Coaches Poll.

The Tigers have appeared in the annual preseason poll for 14-straight seasons, including the past 10 under head coach Les Miles.

LSU's opponent in the Aug. 30 season opener - Wisconsin - was ranked just behind the Tigers at No. 14. Kickoff for the matchup in Houston's NRG Stadium is set for 8 p.m. CT on ESPN.

Five of LSU's 12 opponents in 2014 appear in the poll, while three more received votes.

2014 Amway Coaches Preseason Poll

Rank Team 2013 Record Points (First-Place Votes)

1. Florida State 14-0 1543 (56)

2. Alabama 11-2 1455

3. Oklahoma 11-2 1382 (3)

4. Oregon 11-2 1314 (1)

5. Auburn 12-2 1271

6. Ohio State 12-2 1267 (1)

7. UCLA 10-3 1085

8. Michigan State 13-1 1050

9. South Carolina 11-2 1009 (1)

10. Baylor 11-2 965

11. Stanford 11-3 955

12. Georgia 8-5 905

13. LSU 10-3 833

14. Wisconsin 9-4 654

15. USC 10-4 627

16. Clemson 11-2 535

17. Notre Dame 9-4 509

18. Arizona State 10-4 358

19. Ole Miss 8-5 346

20. Texas A&M 9-4 266

21. Kansas State 8-5 257

22. Nebraska 9-4 228

23. North Carolina 7-6 175

24. Texas 8-5 143

25. Washington 9-4 142