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LSU coach Ed Orgeron meets Alabama coach Nick Saban at midfield after the LSU-Alabama game on Saturday Nov. 5, 2016, in Tiger Stadium. Alabama won 10-0.

Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG

At the end of every college football season, USA Today releases the ballots of every coach who participates in a weekly poll, giving unique insight into how some of the sport's most powerful coaches view the top teams.

LSU (9-3, 6-2 Southeastern Conference) finished the season ranked No. 14 in the poll.

Here's a look at how a few notable coaches ranked the Tigers in their final ballots...

Alabama coach Nick Saban: LSU No. 14

Auburn coach Gus Malzahn: LSU No. 13

Texas coach Tom Herman: LSU No. 19

Ohio State coach Urban Meyer: LSU No. 17

Ex-Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen: LSU No. 19

Click here to see the ballots of all coaches (LSU coach Ed Orgeron didn't participate this season).

The panel of coaches is chosen by random draw, conference by conference plus independents, from a pool of coaches who have indicated to the American Football Coaches Association their willingness to participate, USA Today says.

LSU plays No. 15 Notre Dame in the Citrus Bowl on New Year's Day in Orlando, Fla.