LSU is ranked No. 3 in the Pro Football Focus preseason top 25.
Alabama is ranked No. 1 followed by Oklahoma, LSU, Clemson and Michigan.
LSU had a great start to 2015 before a disastrous November, but it might have been a year early to discuss them as part of the national title picture. With RB Leonard Fournette leading a number of junior skill position players (QB Brandon Harris and WR Malachi Dupre) combined with young playmakers on defense, this could be LSU’s year to make a run. The defense loses only LB Deion Jones and S/CB Jalen Mills to the NFL while the offense returns all but two starters (OTs Vadal Alexander and Jerald Hawkins).
Florida State, Tennessee, Ole Miss, Ohio State and North Carolina round out the top 10.
LSU plays Wisconsin on Saturday, Sept 3, in Green Bay, WI to start the season.
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