LSU is ranked No. 5 in ESPN's Pre-Season College Football Power Rankings.
Alabama is ranked No. 1 followed by Clemson, Oklahoma, Florida State and LSU.
It was a tale of two seasons for the 2015 LSU Tigers: a 7-0 start and a top-four rank, then three straight losses by a combined 52 points. This season, with 17 starters back and a new D-coordinator in Dave Aranda (No. 1 FBS defense the past three years at Wisconsin), LSU, on paper, should rebound.
I have LSU favored in 10 games, with just two toss-ups, vs. Alabama and at Arkansas.
Ohio State, Stanford, Michigan, Tennessee and Notre Dame round out the top 10.
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