Coming into this season, the LSU Tigers are projected to be ranked No. 2 in the main polls. In the sbnation.com and scout.com's preseason polls, LSU is ranked No. 2, only behind USC.
The last time LSU was ranked No. 2 in the preseason polls was in 2007, the year the Tigers won their third National Championship.
Who was No. 1 in the preseason polls that year? USC. Is history possibly repeating itself?
LSU has had a great deal of success when they start as a preseason top-five team. Since 2003, LSU has been ranked in the top five of the preseason polls four times.
In those seasons, LSU has a record of 45-8. In the seasons of not being ranked in the preseason top five since 2003, LSU has gone 38-13.