LSU ranked 22nd in first AP Basketball Poll

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LAHAINA, HI – NOVEMBER 21: Head coach Will Wade of the LSU Tigers applauded during the first half of the game against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish during the Maui Invitational at the Lahaina Civic Center on November 21, 2017 in Lahaina, Hawaii. (Photo by Darryl Oumi/Getty Images)

BATON ROUGE, La. (KLFY) – LSU opens up the basketball season ranked at 22 in the Associated Press Poll.

The Tigers are one of four SEC teams to make the pre-season ranking . Kentucky, Florida, and Auburn were also ranked in the first poll.

Michigan State opens the season at Number 1 followed by Kentucky, Kansas, Duke and Louisville.

The Tigers, winners of 28 games a season ago and advancing to the NCAA Sweet 16, will open the at LSU on Friday, Nov. 8, at 7 p.m. against Bowling Green.

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