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ESPN College Football reporter Mark Schlabach ranked LSU No. 16 in his Too-Early Top 25 on Monday and said that the Tigers are "one piece away from returning to college football's upper echelon." You can read more here.

Top 25:
1. Ohio State Buckeyes
2. TCU Horned Frogs
3. Oregon Ducks
4. Auburn Tigers
5. USC Trojans
6. Baylor Bears
7. Alabama Crimson Tide
8. Michigan State Spartans
9. Georgia Bulldogs
10. Clemson Tigers
11. UCLA Bruins
12. Notre Dame Fighting Irish
13. Arizona Wildcats
14. Ole Miss Rebels
15. Florida State Seminoles
16. LSU Tigers
17. Wisconsin Badgers
18. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
19. Arizona State Sun Devils
20. Tennessee Volunteers
21. Arkansas Razorbacks
22. Boise State Broncos
23. Stanford Cardinal
24. Missouri Tigers
25. Louisville Cardinals
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Rebel Land Shark108 months
It's way too early for this
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OilMan25108 months
How is Auburn that high with no Nick Marshall. And that Oregon again lol
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TampaTiger22108 months
Oregon, Baylor, Alabama, and UCLA all bs
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Lsu101205108 months
2011, we were predicted to be mid range 15-20. Look how that worked out.

If i remember we were only picked by one guy out of a bunch polled to make a major bowl game.

TLDR: Pre season polls are useless and a waste.
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25LSU25108 months
Yet ESPN has their "Post Spring" Power Rankings out and LSU is #8 in the SEC. MAKE UP YOUR MIND ESPN!! They have Tennessee and Arky ahead of LSU, along with Moo State who isn't even in their Top 25. Excellent product guys...

ESPN hates LSU.
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SamuelClemens108 months
#7 by week 3, top 5 by Bama game, #2 going into playoffs
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CharlesLSU108 months
Arkansas is way too low
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DVinBR108 months
Ole miss loses their qb and is at 14?
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GeauxTGRZ108 months
I'm sure not ranking MS State was an oversight.
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Datbayoubengal108 months
I could buy ND at 12 considering they bring back like 17 or 18 starters from a team that was pretty good until they started dropping like flies from injury.

No way I could buy USC at 5 and Auburn in the top 5 is a joke. The offense is going to be typically good, but until Muschamp actually does something there, how do you honestly rank them so high?
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SmackDaniels108 months
Miss State not in the top 25 at all?
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LSU Patrick108 months
Typical stupid ESPN poll.

The state of Alabama in the top 10, Clemson at #10, ND at #12, USC at #5. Good grief.
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