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ESPN Senior Writer Heather Dinich recently published an article highlighting the legitimate playoff contenders from the Power 5 conferences.

The SEC had the most candidates in the article with four: Alabama, LSU, Georgia, and Kentucky. Here is what she had to say about the Tigers.

LSU Tigers:

The Tigers also had a bye this week and should be the selection committee's highest-ranked one-loss team on Tuesday, especially since Florida (which beat LSU) lost to Georgia. Now LSU doesn't have to worry about the committee debating that head-to-head result. The question is how high LSU can climb in the first ranking. While the committee does consider how many ranked opponents a team has beaten, it will also reward LSU for five wins against Power 5 opponents with a combined record of 26-13. Will that be impressive enough to be ranked ahead of undefeated Clemson and/or Notre Dame?

Playoff Predictor says: LSU has a 13.2 percent chance to reach the playoff and a 10.4 percent chance to win the division.
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CanebreakCajun64 months
All I know is I will be 100% loud and proud at Tiger Stadium this Saturday regardless of what happens. Geaux Tigers.
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JONBURRIS198164 months
I just hope and pray we can do it Saturday. I am tired of LSU losing to Alabama.
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TheWalrus64 months
She released an article about a month ago with “the only 8 teams that can make the playoffs” or something and LSU wasn’t on it.
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