LSU received strong praise from Sports Illustrated’s Bruce Feldman.
On Sunday, Feldman released his top 10 for Week 1. As you might expect, Alabama is ranked first after dispatching Florida State at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta during the weekend’s most-hyped matchup.
But one other SEC team is included on the list: LSU.
Yes, the Tigers come in ninth within Feldman’s ranking. Certainly, LSU showed many positives during a 27-0 rout of BYU at Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.
Check out Feldman’s explanation of his LSU placement below:
The Tigers got Ed Orgeron’s first season as head coach off to a strong start, dominating BYU 27–0 and outgaining the Cougars 479–97 despite missing a bunch of starters. BYU ran just 38 plays the entire night and didn’t have a play longer than 17 yards.
Many pundits have pegged Auburn as Alabama’s chief threat in the SEC West. But don’t sleep on LSU. The Tigers, led by running back Derrius Guice’s dynamic talent, have the potential to create some noise if Matt Canada can lift LSU’s offense in his first year as the program’s offensive coordinator.
So far, so good for the Tigers.
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