NEW YORK -- The Oregon Ducks are ranked No. 5 in the USA Today preseason coaches' poll, according to ESPN.
The LSU Tigers are ranked No. 1, Alabama Crimson Tide No. 2, and University of Southern California Trojans No. 3.
The Ducks will open this season against Arkansas on Sept. 1. The Razorbacks are ranked No. 10.
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Last year at this time, Oklahoma was ranked No. 1. Oregon was ranked third after losing the 2010 BCS championship game.