BATON ROUGE, La (NBC33) — According to Sporting News, LSU is the best team in college football heading into the 2011 season. The Tigers hold the top spot followed by Oklahoma and Alabama. LSU's first opponent of the year, Oregon, is ranked fifth. LSU finished last season 11-2 capped off with a dominating win over Texas A&M in the Cotton Bowl.
Four other Southeastern Conference teams made the top 25. Arkansas sits at 11, South Carolina is ranked 16th followed by Auburn and Mississippi State who hold the 18 and 20 spots respectively.
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