It's a great feeling when USA Today agrees with all of Tigers nation, that the LSU Tigers should be ranked #1!

Despite last season's crushing loss in the National Championship game, LSU has many returning starters from last year.

According to the USA TODAY poll, LSU compiled a total of 18 total first place votes! Along with that, the Tigers had a total of 1,403 points in voting from all of the coaches nationwide, edging out the Alabama Crimson Tide who had 1,399 points.

Technically, the USC Trojans had 19 votes, one more than LSU's 18, BUT, USC finished third in points with 1,388!

Do you think the Tigers will live up to the pressure of bring ranked #1 overall? It all starts Saturday, September 1 when LSU plays North Texas at night in Death Valley.

Of course, you can hear all of the action right here on your home for LSU, 1130 AM The Tiger!

[via ESPN]