LSU sees impressive streak end with release of 2022 Preseason Coaches Poll
It wasn’t long ago that LSU football made an undefeated national championship run and put together what’s going down as one of the best teams in the history of college football.
As noted by Wilson Alexander of The Advocate/NOLA News, the Tigers have been listed in the top 25 of the Preseason Coaches Poll every year since 2000. That streak ended Monday though, when the latest edition of the poll was released with the team nowhere to be found.
The preseason coaches poll was released today. LSU did not make the top 25 for the first time since 2000.
— Wilson Alexander (@whalexander_) August 8, 2022
LSU did receive 143 votes, though, which put it behind only Iowa (248), Penn State (246), Tennessee (163) and BYU (152) in teams that didn’t make the top-25 cut.
Here’s a look at the complete top 25 from the coaches poll:
2. Ohio State
5. Notre Dame
7. Texas A&M
11. Oklahoma State
13. NC State
14. Michigan State
19. Wake Forest
24. Ole Miss
LSU finished out the 2021 season at the bottom of the SEC West with a 6-7 overall record, going 3-5 in the conference. With a quarterback room that could develop into something special, though there are question marks as to just how much that will translate onto the field this season, it could be something that makes an impact down the line. There seems to be optimism surrounding the Brian Kelly hire, but how well his first year in Baton Rouge goes will be something to watch.
The Tigers are set to open the season against the Florida State Seminoles on Sept. 4 at 7:30 p.m. Eastern time in New Orleans.