Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports released their 2014 preseason rankings and LSU is ranked No. 5. Here is what they had to say about the Tigers in 2014:

5. LSU

Prediction: 9-3

3 Best Players: 1) OT La'el Collins, Sr., 2) CB Tre'Davious White, Soph., 3) DE Jermauria Rasco, Sr.

Relative Strengths: 1) O Line, 2) Running Back, 3) D Line

Spotlight Units: 1) Quarterback, 2) Receiver, 3) Linebacker
The season will be a success if … LSU makes it three straight ten-win seasons. There’s enough talent and enough potential to do far more, but with so much youth and so many big personnel changes, getting to ten wins would be fantastic. It would also set the bar at national title or bust in 2015. With games away from Death Valley against Wisconsin, Auburn, Florida, Arkansas and Texas A&M, and with home dates against Mississippi State, Ole Miss, and Alabama, can the Tigers get through with two losses or fewer? If they do, they should be among the four in College Football Playoff.
Complete CFN Preseason Top 25:

1. Florida State
2. Alabama
3. Oregon
5. LSU
6. Michigan State
7. Georgia
8. Oklahoma
9. Ohio State
10. Auburn
11. Stanford
12. USC
13. Baylor
14. South Carolina
15 Clemson
16. Texas
17. Texas A&M
18. Ole Miss
19. North Carolina
20. Florida
21. Arizona State
22. Louisville
23. Washington
24. Wisconsin
25. TCU
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tigerbait1.6118 months
I like the optimism.
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genuineLSUtiger118 months
Too low. We win it all this year. Book it.
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RazorTiger30118 months
Inexperienced QB play must not apply to Bama, Georgia, or Ohio St. then?
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gorillacoco118 months
CFN is run by bama grads... Maybe they're trying to beef up bama's SOS?
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TheIndulger118 months
9-3 and number 5? Doesn't make sense
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Chicken118 months
Too high...inexperience at QB means we should start outside Top 10.
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