The Tigers have overachieved in Year 1 under Brian Kelly, but their hopes of a storybook season came to an end on Saturday night with a 38-23 loss at Texas A&M, effectively ending their playoff candidacy.
LSU was expected to drop in the polls after an embarrassing loss to a team that finished the season 5-7 and missed a bowl. That’s exactly what happened, as the Tigers dropped to the No. 13 spot in the USA TODAY Sports Coaches Poll.
In the AP Top 25, LSU didn’t fall quite as far but still sits outside the top 10 at No. 11, a six-spot dropoff. Here’s how the full top 25 stands entering championship week.
Even with its CFP hopes dead, LSU will look to shock Georgia and capture a league title in the SEC Championship on Saturday in Atlanta.
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