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For Immediate Release - August 6, 2020


BATON ROUGE – LSU, winners of the 2019 national championship, enters the 2020 season ranked No. 5 in the Amway Coaches Poll which was released on Thursday by USA Today.

The No. 5 ranking marks the 20th consecutive year that LSU will open the season ranked in the Coaches Poll Preseason Top 25, a streak that dates back to 2001. Last year, LSU started the season ranked No. 6 in the Amway Coaches Poll.

The Tigers are coming off the most dominant season in college football history a year ago after posting a 15-0 mark and winning 12 games by double-figures. In 2019, LSU became the first team in the history of the Associated Press poll to beat seven Top 10 teams in one year.

The Tigers claimed the school’s fourth national title in football with double-figure win over No. 4 Georgia in the SEC Championship Game, followed by a 63-28 victory over No. 4 Oklahoma in the College Football Playoff Semifinal and then a 42-25 win over No. 3 Clemson in the national championship.

LSU enters the 2020 season having won 16 straight games.

2020 Amway Coaches Poll:
1, Clemson (38), 1589, 1
2, Ohio State (17), 1555, 2
3, Alabama (4), 1495, 3
4, Georgia, 1345, 4
5, LSU (6), 1330, 5
6, Oklahoma, 1315, 6
7, Penn State, 1199, 7
8, Florida, 1176, 8
9, Oregon, 1164, 9
10, Notre Dame, 1012, 10
11, Auburn, 898, 11
12, Wisconsin, 887, 12
13, Texas A&M, 807, 13
14, Texas, 703, 14
15, Michigan, 687, 15
16, Oklahoma State, 524, 16
17, Southern California, 521, 17
18, Minnesota, 494, 18
19, North Carolina, 415, 19
20, Utah, 241, 20
21, Central Florida, 232, 21
22, Cincinnati, 229, 22
23, Iowa, 204, 23
24, Virginia Tech, 143, 24
25, Iowa State, 135, 25

Others Receiving Votes:
Tennessee 111; Boise State 111; Arizona State 88; Kentucky 73; Memphis 71; Baylor 66; Washington 65; Louisville 62; Miami 58; Appalachian State 31; Navy 17; Virginia 13; Air Force 12; Mississippi State 9; Texas Christian 7; Washington State 6; Tulane 5; California 5; UL Lafayette 3; Southern Methodist 3; Nebraska 3; Stanford 2; Pittsburgh 1; Kansas State 1; Indiana 1; Duke 1.
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The mighty Aggies beat the following last year 1) Texas State 2) Lamar 3) Arkansas 4) the 2 Mississippis, 5) UTSA and 6) South Carolina 7) Ok State. Why do they keep getting so much love...
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Same old lazy poll, year after year. No thought, no research.
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How in blistering hell can Ohio State and Georgia be in the top 5?
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Ohio state is returning justin fields
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Why is Georgia ranked ahead of us???? What is their schedule like? Cupcake?
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Georgia shouldn’t be ahead of LSU. They have zero first place votes; LSU has six. They play Bama in Tuscaloosa, but I’m not sure how the rest of the schedule pans out now.
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6 first place votes
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Aggies so excited for this season, but ranked forth in the SEC west!
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WTF. Georgia and Oklahoma don’t deserve to be in the Top 10 unless they can start winning playoff games.
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This comment doesn’t make any sense
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What is the love affair with Georgia?
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Blue Chip ratio
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They have really hot girls
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It's only a preseason poll, blah,blah blah, but why in the hell is Georgia higher than out Tigers?
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Lsu beat half the top 10 last year. Nice.
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And eight of the top 15
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Uga and nd are lol
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50-lol A&M ranked 13? what?
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Never will understand why Georgia is always ranked ahead of us after getting thrashed by 3+ touchdowns
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Are polls even necessary this year since conferences are only playing each other?
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Louisiana repping
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A&M at 13 is a joke
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Gonna be interesting season if it even happens....with no EZ non conference games depth will be important. Not having a back up QB worries me,
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Equity amd justice demands a #1 ranking.
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Georgia lol
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Tulane and ULL receiving votes, very nice.
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With the schedule changes the cajuns will be favored in every game except maybe app state. They could realistically run the table and have an outside shot of getting in to new years bowl. However beating mizou would have helped them with an sec win, but you can only play who they let u play. Tulane's road is a little tougher but they are much improved
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