The first College Football Playoff rankings were released Tuesday night on ESPN and the LSU Tigers found themselves coming in at 14th.

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The Top 4 teams were Ohio State, Georgia, Florida State and Michigan.  Washington was 5th with Oregon coming in 6th. All of the Top 4 teams and Washington are currently undefeated.

Michigan, under a cloud of suspicion of scouting games, has a strength of schedule ranking 111 according to  Washington’s schedule is ranked 75th, but does have win over #6 Oregon.

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Ohio State has wins against Notre Dame and Penn State.  The Georgia Bulldogs, the 2-time defending National Champions, have wins against Kentucky and Florida.  While Florida State beat LSU the first week of the season and Clemson in South Carolina.

Alabama v LSU
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While not impossible, with two loses the LSU Tigers will need help getting into the Top 4 as the 13 teams ahead of them are undefeated or have only one loss.  Of course a win in Tuscaloosa as against #8 Alabama will certainly improve their current standing.

2023 LSU Tigers Football Season In Review

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