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LSU ranked No. 3 in USA Today preseason coaches poll

LSU Baseball landed in the Top 5 of another preseason poll. This time, it's the USA Today coaches poll, where the Tigers land at No. 3.

LSU is No. 3 in the 2017 USA Today preseason coaches poll released Thursday. The Tigers are No. 2 in the Collegiate Baseball and Perfect Game preseason polls, No. 4 in the Baseball America poll, and No. 5 in the D1 Baseball preseason ranking.

LSU is one of three Southeastern Conference teams appearing in the 2017 USA Today preseason Top 10, along with No. 2 Florida, No. 4 South Carolina and No. 6 Vanderbilt.  SEC representatives Texas A&M and Ole Miss also appear in the Top 25 at No. 20 and No. 24, respectively.

TCU, which LSU will face on March 3 at Minute Maid Park in Houston, is No. 1 in the USA Today poll. LSU’s other non-conference opponents appearing in the poll are No. 16 Louisiana-Lafayette and No. 19 Texas Tech.

The Tigers begin preseason practice Friday at 3:15 p.m. CT in Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field. LSU opens the 2017 season at 7 p.m. on Friday, February 17 when the Tigers play host to Air Force.

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