LSU is predictably no longer in the top four of the College Football Playoff. The Tigers dropped from second to ninth in the second edition of the rankings.
LSU’s 30-16 loss to Alabama drastically hurt its stock. LSU dropped from No. 4 to No. 9 in the Associated Press poll released Sunday. Tailback Leonard Fournette struggled to get 31 yards on 19 carries and is no longer regarded as the Heisman Trophy favorite. The fallout continued on Tuesday when the Tigers stumbled in the rankings that matter the most. The Crimson Tide are the favorite to win the SEC and ranked No. 2 by the committee.
LSU will have an uphill battle back into the CFP discussion. The Tigers will have to beat Arkansas, Ole Miss and Texas A&M and hope for an Alabama loss to play in the SEC Championship game in Atlanta. LSU also has a slim chance of getting into the Playoff without winning its conference championship, but would need a lot of help for that to happen.
Check out the entire rankings below:
- Ohio State
- Notre Dame
- Oklahoma State
- Michigan State
- Florida State
- Mississippi State
- North Carolina