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Now that the 2014-2015 College Basketball season has officially ended, ESPN and CBS have already released Early Top 25 polls for next season.

LSU landed as high as No. 15 in one poll and Joe Lunardi with ESPN projected the Tigers as a 7th seed in the 2016 NCAA Tournament. Per The Advocate.com:
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CBSSports.com’s Jon Rothstein has LSU at No. 15, while colleague Gary Parrish had the Tigers 24th on his Top 25 and One poll.

ESPN.com has LSU at No. 18 and USA Today pegs Johnny Jones’ team at No. 28.

Also, ESPN.com bracketologist Joe Lunardi has as a No. 7 seed for next year’s tournament.
LSU finished the 2015 season with a 22-11 record and reached the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2009.

Here is what Eamonn Brennan with ESPN has to say about LSU:
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18. LSU Tigers

LSU basketball fans, assuming they exist, began November with a glorious vision: That, when the class of 2015's top overall prospect -- uber-star Ben Simmons -- arrived in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, he would join two fellow first-rounders and form a bona fide national title contender. Instead, both Jarell Martin and Jordan Mickey will take their talents to the NBA, and what could have been an obscenely loaded team will instead have to settle for being merely fascinating. By all accounts, Simmons is the real deal, not only a preternaturally skilled future pro but a great, unselfish passer to boot. And he'll be joined by fellow McDonald's All American Antonio Blakeney, the No. 2-ranked shooting guard, and No. 14-ranked player, in the ESPN 100. What else will LSU have? There is rising senior Keith Hornsby, who had a solid 2014-15 as the Tigers' lone perimeter threat -- and could, in an ideal configuration, pair with Blakeney to spread the floor and keep defenses honest against Simmons. Unfortunately, given the Tigers' lack of execution in key moments all season, and the occasionally baffling (and baffled) work of coach Johnny Jones, it's a major stretch to use the words "LSU" and "ideal configuration" in the same sentence. Simmons is not to be missed. Beyond that, who knows?
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pellietigersaint110 months
"Also, ESPN.com bracketologist Joe Lunardi has as a No. 7 seed for next year’s tournament"

really? what a waste of thought. I cant believe that tool is projecting that crap right now. If espn cant find anything for him to do until next basketball season then he should be downgraded to a part-time work. hey, the company would save on benefits....
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