Tigers rank in Top 10 for AP preseason poll; players believe they should be higher

Terrace Marshall Jr. (No. 6)
Terrace Marshall Jr. (No. 6)(Source: Josh Auzenne/Gray Television (custom credit) | Source: WAFB)
Updated: Aug. 19, 2019 at 6:59 PM CDT
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BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - LSU football comes in at No. 6 for the AP preseason poll.

The Tigers have been ranked in the AP preseason poll in 19 consecutive seasons. This is the first time since the 2016 season that the Tigers are ranked in the top 10.

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“I didn’t even know they had rankings out,” said senior offensive lineman Adrian Magee. “We don’t worry about the rankings. We’re just playing our ball, but since you said it, not satisfied with it. We should be in the top three. We’ll just have to improve when season gets here.”

“As far as you guys, I get you guys you have a job, whether you say anything good or bad about us, we’re not really worried about it," added sophomore outside linebacker K’Lavon Chaisson. “We know inside and internally what we can do. We know how we control things and we know no matter what the outside saying, they don’t have control over how we play our game and what we can and can’t do.”

“I think it’s going to be a great game," explained junior tight end Thaddeus Moss. “We control everything. Nobody, it doesn’t matter who we’re playing, where we’re playing, or when we’re playing. We control everything, so we can be as we want to be.”

LSU finds itself currently ranked in the same spot it finished last season. In 2018, LSU was ranked No. 25 in the AP preseason poll and then climbed up to No. 4.

AP preseason poll:

1 Clemson

2 Bama

3 Georgia

4 OU

5 Ohio St


7 Michigan

8 Florida

9 Notre Dame

10 Texas

11 Oregon

12 Texas A&M

13 Washington

14 Utah

15 Penn St

16 Auburn

17 UCF

18 Michigan St

19 Wisconsin

20 Iowa

21 Iowa St

22 Syracuse

23 Wash St

24 Nebraska

25 Stanford

The Tigers open up the 2019 season at home against Georgia Southern Saturday, August 31 at 6:30 p.m.

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