CBS Sports predicts where LSU will stand in first College Football Playoff Rankings

We’re just a week away from seeing the very first College Football Playoff Rankings, which are set to be released after the conclusion of Week 9.

The Tigers are on a bye this week before traveling to Tuscaloosa to face Alabama, so not much will change for this team between now and the release of the first rankings next week.

CBS Sports’ Jerry Palm took a stab at predicting the initial CFP rankings, and he has LSU at No. 15, which is the same spot the Tigers sit in both the US LBM Coaches Poll and AP Top 25 this week.

Here’s what he said.

The Tigers have played one of the tougher schedules of the teams on this list. LSU has already faced Florida State, Ole Miss and Missouri, all on the road. Those teams have a combined record of 20-2. The Tigers handed Mizzou its only loss so far. They still have games at Alabama and at home against Florida and Texas A&M. The game against the Crimson Tide is after this bye week.

LSU will almost certainly surge into the top 10 if it can spring the upset over Alabama, but in the meantime, it will likely sit similarly to other polls in the initial CFP rankings.

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