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ESPN's Mark Schlabach released his Way-Too Early Post National Signing Day Top 25 on Monday and LSU is ranked No. 16:

16. LSU Tigers
2014 record: 8-5, 4-4 SEC

Returning starters: 8 offense, 6 defense, 2 special teams

Key personnel losses: OT La'el Collins, C Elliott Porter, DE Jermauria Rasco, S Ronald Martin, DE Danielle Hunter, LB Kwon Alexander, RB Terrence Magee, CB Jalen Collins

The skinny: No FBS program has lost as many underclassmen as LSU the past three seasons, and the Tigers finally felt the effects of the early departures last season. LSU coach Les Miles was able to put together another top-10 recruiting class to refill the cupboard. The Tigers signed nine players who were ranked in the top 10 at their respective positions, including No. 2 cornerback Kevin Toliver II, No. 3 receiver Tyron Johnson and No. 2 guard Maea Teuhema. LSU signed 17 players who are expected to play on offense, including five offensive linemen and four running backs. The Tigers will have new leadership on defense this spring, after former Alabama linebackers coach Kevin Steele was hired as defensive coordinator and former Ole Miss coach Ed Orgeron was hired as defensive line coach.
1. Ohio State
2. TCU
3. USC
4. Alabama
5. Baylor
6. Oregon
7. Michigan State
8. Georgia
10. Clemson
11. Notre Dame
12. Auburn
13. Arizona
14. Ole Miss
15. Florida State
16. LSU
17. Wisconsin
18. Arizona State
19. Georgia Tech
20. Tennessee
21. Boise State
22. Arkansas
23. Texas
24. Missouri
25. Louisville
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