BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - 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:
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.