BATON ROUGE, La. — The year’s first version of the College Football Playoff rankings were announced Tuesday night, and while LSU remains among the longest of long shots to work its way back into the mix with a pair of losses on the resume, the Tigers still checked in to the Top 25 and will have chances to continue moving up with three games remaining against higher-ranked opponents in Alabama, Florida and Texas A&M.
Where LSU is ranked
No. 13. The Tigers have a long way to go, but at least there is a way to get there with enough chaos in other conferences around the country.
What it means
The committee recognizes that LSU has a pair of quality losses to Wisconsin and Auburn. But until either of those teams accumulates more losses than the Tigers, they will also remain ranked ahead of them.
This week’s game
LSU plays No. 1 Alabama at Tiger Stadium at 8 p.m. Eastern.