After a roller-coaster of a season, LSU finished No. 16 in AP Top 25 Poll for 2015.
LSU raced out to a 7-0 start before dropping three in a row during a brutal part of its SEC West schedule.
The Tigers bounced back to top Texas A&M at home in their regular-season finale, which saved coach Les Miles’ job, then trounced Texas Tech in the Advocare V100 Texas Bowl on Dec. 29.
The two-game winning streak to close out the year helped LSU finish the season 9-3 and made the Tigers the third-ranked SEC team in the AP poll behind national champion Alabama (No. 1) and Ole Miss (No. 10).
Overall, five SEC teams finished in the AP Top 25, including Tennessee and Florida.