LSU ranked third in ESPN preseason power rankings
LSU ranked No. 3 in the ESPN Preseason Power Rankings.
"The Mad Hatter (head coach Les Miles) believes this Tigers team is as talented as any he's had at LSU," the website reads.
Noted is LSU's arduous season schedule, which includes defending Pac-12 champion Oregon, West Virginia and a key road game at Alabama which may decide the SEC West.