LSU In Top 10 Of NCAA Preseason Football Rankings
As "religious" seasons go we are about to embark on one of the longest observed every year. I use the term "religious" in quotes because the fervor and passion in which college football is followed in the Deep South can certainly be compared to the way others practice their personal faith.
The NCAA has released their version of the nation's best college football teams. True, it's a bit of a stretch to try and predict how a team will perform without seeing them on the field but this is football, who needs facts right?
Seven teams from the Southeastern Conference are represented in this preseason poll. It's not a shock that Alabama is highly ranked, they came in at #2 behind preseason #1 Clemson. The Georgia Bulldogs were also ranked in the top 5. They were ranked #4.
LSU is ranked #7 and Florida is ranked #8 outside of the top 5. This means of the top 10 programs, four of them are SEC member schools. Outside the top 10, Texas A&M is ranked #11 and Aburn is placed at #17. MIssouri is the other SEC school to earn a nod in this top 25 prognostication. The Tigers were ranked at # 23.
Here's the way the Top 25 breaks out according to the NCAA preseason poll:
- Ohio State
- Notre Dame
- Texas A&M
- Penn State
- Virginia Tech
- Michigan State
- Boise State
Oh in case you were wondering, there are already College Bowl Projections being floated around across the Internet as well. Just in case you like planning way ahead on information that will change drastically.