Louisiana runs out of the tunnel as a ranked team for the first time since World War II Saturday when the Ragin' Cajuns visit Georgia State in their Sun Belt Conference opener.
With their 31-14 victory over Iowa State last week, the Cajuns (1-0) earned their first Associated Press poll ranking since Nov. 1, 1943.
At No. 19 they are the fourth-highest-ranked Group of Five team behind No. 13 Cincinnati, No. 14 UCF and No. 16 Memphis and ahead of Sun Belt colleague No. 24 Appalachian State. The Sun Belt went 3-0 against the Big 12 last weekend.