LSU is 3-0 under new coach Ed Orgeron and the College Football Playoff committee took notice as the Tigers are ranked at No. 13 above where LSU finds itself in the two major college football polls (No. 15 in AP, No. 14 in Coaches).
With LSU at No. 13 and the team still to face No. 1 Alabama, No. 11 Florida (potentially twice) and at No. 4 Texas A&M in addition to Arkansas on the road along the way, the Tigers are not at all out of the race for the College Football Playoff. If LSU wins out, the team could find itself in Atlanta for the SEC Championship game.
LSU has the eighth toughest schedule in the country, according to ESPN's Football Power Index. The committee gave LSU some credit for the team's two losses to No. 8 Wisconsin and No. 9 Auburn.
The Tigers take on Alabama in Tiger Stadium on Saturday night at 7 pm CT on CBS. LSU is looking to break a 5-game losing streak to the Tide.
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