Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports
ESPN’s Bill Connelly released his initial SP+ Top 25 rankings Tuesday morning and pegged LSU at No. 7.

The SP+ rankings are based on three factors; returning production, recent recruiting, and recent history.

A reminder on SP+: It's a tempo- and opponent-adjusted measure of college football efficiency. It is a predictive measure of the most sustainable and predictable aspects of football, not a résumé ranking, and, along those same lines, these projections aren't intended to be a guess at what the AP Top 25 will look like at the end of the year. These are simply early offseason power rankings based on the information we have been able to gather to date.
Here is ESPN’s full SP+ top 25:

1. Georgia
2. Ohio State
3. Michigan
4. Alabama
5. Penn State
6. Tennessee
7. LSU
8. Oregon
9. Texas
10. USC
11. Florida State
12. Clemson
13. Utah
14. Oklahoma
15. Notre Dame
16. Washington
17. Texas A&M
18. Ole Miss
19. TCU
20. Florida
21. UCLA
22. Kansas State
23. Mississippi State
24. Kentucky
25. Wisconsin
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Rex Feral14 months
Florida and 8&4. SMH
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GoldenGuy14 months
Texas 5&7 at 17 seems legit
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NPComb14 months
We would have to have a miracle season to finish 7th in the nation. Do the pundits even read up on the teams they are voting... JK of course they don't. I'd settle for a Top 20 finish with the personnel we have this year. Hopefully, some transfers or younger players step up. OL is actually a positive for once.
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Datbayoubengal14 months
Wow you don't even know your own team, hilarious. I bet you were also one of the ones that had his pegged at 5th in the West and 7-5 at best. There were a ton of you doing that including all local LSU media.
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Basura Blanco14 months
We were a tired team with little depth that lost an SEC game on the road against an inferior team from finishing #7 or higher last year. Its not a stretch to say we win one additional game this year.
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goatmilker14 months
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GetmorewithLes14 months
Is every team in front of us replacing their QB???
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Serraneaux14 months
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Geaux Guy14 months
Not bummed about LSUs ranking but there are some big time Homers involved here.
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TNoon14 months
I’ll believe it when I see it
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rob6214 months
Believe what?
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theBru14 months
OU still hasn't recovered from Riley leaving. aTm will never recover, lol!
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Cosmo14 months
Texas lol
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Flashback14 months
We're 4rth in the SEC, dammit
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grizzlylongcut14 months
Talk about a word salad in that quote.
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MrWalkingMan14 months
Holy comma splice, Batman!
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deuce98514 months
I'd love to see what information they're using to put Michigan, Penn State, and Ohio State all in the top 5. Smoking serious shite.
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KennabraTiger14 months
aTm at 17. They’ll never learn, will they?
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FSU too low
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otowntiger14 months
Agreed. They should be in the top ten.
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matty338714 months
How is Tulane not ranked?
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ragincajun0314 months
Not a single G5 team on ESPN’s entire list, despite three finishing 2022 season in the Top 25.
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Play_Neck14 months
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