BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The National Championship between Alabama and Clemson has not been played yet, but that does not mean it's too early to start speculating about the 2017 season.
A couple of 'way-too-early' polls are out and both agree the Tigers are a couple of spots away from cracking the top 10.
Can you guess what Athlon's first question is about the Tigers next season? You got it, "What will LSU get out of its offense?"
Alabama earns the top spot followed by Ohio State, Florida State, Penn State and USC.
SEC rankings: (1) Alabama, (12) LSU, (13) Georgia, (14) Auburn, (16) Florida, and (17) Tennessee.
Saturday Down South also ranks the Tigers at No. 12 and again it's no surprise the offense is the big question.
Alabama is also No. 1 in this poll, followed by Ohio State, Florida State, USC and Penn State.
SEC rankings: (1) Alabama, (12) LSU, (13) Georgia, (15) Florida, (17) Auburn and (23) Ole Miss.
By the way, LSU opens the season on Saturday, Sept. 2 against BYU in Houston, TX.
Let the countdown begin.