Could this be the year LSU football returns to the National Championship Game?
A look at the Fox Sports 'newest (early)' Top 25 college football poll suggests there is a good chance it could happen.
LSU is ranked No. 4 in the poll trailing only Alabama (1), Florida State (2) and Clemson (3).
The outlook for LSU is much like it was last year:
"Junior QB Brandon Harris looked comfortable and avoided mistakes in the Tigers' spring game. His development could make or break an extremely talented team's playoff hopes."
Other SEC teams in the poll include Tennessee (8), Ole Miss (10), Georgia (17), Florida (23) and Texas A&M (25).
LSU's opening opponent, the Wisconsin Badgers, are not ranked in the poll. The two teams will meet Saturday, Sept. 3, at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, WI.
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