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Now that Spring Football has wrapped up, ESPN writer Mark Schlabach dished out his updated Top 25 College Football Power Rankings and pegged the Tigers at No. 7.

Here's what he had to say:
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7. LSU Tigers

Previous ranking: 8

2022 record: 10-4, 6-2 SEC

Expected returning starters: 8 offense, 5 defense, 2 special teams

Post-spring outlook: Are the Tigers ready to return to the top of the SEC West under second-year coach Brian Kelly? They took down Alabama in overtime last season, but then nearly lost at Arkansas and were blown out by a bad Texas A&M team on the road. Quarterback Jayden Daniels should be better in his second season in the LSU offense and added weight in the offseason. He'll have a great receiver corps at his disposal in Malik Nabers, Aaron Anderson (Alabama) and Kyren Lacy, who had a big spring. Daniels was very good last season, but he needs to throw the ball down the field more efficiently. With Maason Smith returning from a torn ACL to join Mekhi Wingo, the Tigers might have one of the best defensive lines in the FBS. Star linebacker Harold Perkins Jr. was just as disruptive after moving inside this spring.
Top 10:
1. Georgia Bulldogs
2. Michigan Wolverines
3. Florida State Seminoles
4. USC Trojans
5. Ohio State Buckeyes
6. Alabama Crimson Tide
7. LSU Tigers
8. Penn State Nittany Lions
9. Clemson Tigers
10. Texas Longhorns
Complete Top 25
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19 Comments
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RazzleDazzle10 months
This is hilarious
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Swamprat10 months
My 8 yr old grandson can do better than this!!
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RightWingTiger10 months
Smith is gonna WRECK the SEC this year. All SEC & likely an AA too.
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tketaco10 months
USC at 4. Might as well just award Los Angeles TV market national Champs every year.
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Russianblue10 months
Came here to say exactly this. First time in forever Oklahoma isn't arbitrarily dropped into the top 5 with em.
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Cosmo10 months
FSU at 3 lol
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JustinT3710 months
They have the best QB in college!
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Random LSU Hero10 months
FSU is legit.
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RemouladeSawce 10 months
~90% returning production from a Top 10 team to end last year is no joke

TBH there’s not all that much separating #2-9
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luciouslou10 months
Clemson? They garbage now
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LSUsince7410 months
AL not in the top 5 has to be the first time in at least 10 yrs
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Kajuntiger12111010 months
LSU should be ahead of Bama. They beat em last yr, with their Heisman qb. Now they lose their starting qb and DE. While LSU returns most of their starting offense, including the qb, and what should be a better defense
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FLBooGoTigs110 months
FSU @#3 that first game will be HUGE!!!
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Kevin Garvey10 months
Still no respect for Brian Thomas. Sleeper
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JustinT3710 months
That is wild…he and Malik will put up better numbers than last season.
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RightWingTiger10 months
I noticed that too. They list 3 LSU WRs: Neighbors, Lacy (ULL) & Anderson (Bama) as the 3 WRs for LSU but no BT, WTH?
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deuce98510 months
I feel like we hear about having the best DL every year and it never lives up to expectations. Wingo and Smith seems like a no brainer but Smith is still coming off a major injury. Jones might have the edge solidified but it really remains to be seen with all the new bodies coming in. They did look good in spring though.
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Strannix10 months
A major injury where he jumped about 2 inches celebrating a tackle
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brett40810 months
Schlabach is a dumbass
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