The summer sports season is in full swing, but college football is right around the corner in the fall. The LSU Tigers are being disrespected by their spot in PFF's preseason college football power rankings given the program enters next season as legitimate Championship contenders.
The Tigers return a majority of their starters on both sides of the football from a team that finished with a 5-5 record last year. Simply put, this team has a lot of upside moving forward. However, PFF has them ranked No. 10 in the country behind a whopping four other SEC programs.
LSU Disrespected in Power Rankings
Most importantly, LSU is returning its leading quarterback, wide receiver and running back on offense. Sophomore signal-caller Max Johnson is expected to take a step up next year as the full-time starter after throwing for 1,069 yards, 8 touchdowns and 1 interception in 6 games last season.
On the other side of the ball, two-time All-SEC cornerback Derek Stingley Jr. headlines an underrated defense. It's noteworthy to point out that LSU is also bringing in a 2021 recruiting class that ranks No. 3 in the entire country, according to 247Sports. They have the pieces in place to make some noise in the SEC this season.
All things considered, Tigers head coach Ed Orgeron knows how to motivate his players, and seeing another low preseason ranking is not going to mess with his squad. Don't be surprised if LSU ends up as a top-five team in the nation next year instead of a borderline top-10 one.
LSU currently has odds set at +2500 to win the SEC conference, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
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