No. 4 LSU has been impressive on its way to an undefeated start but according to AL.com’s Kevin Scarbinsky, the Tigers (7-0, 4-0 SEC) aren’t getting enough respect in the polls.
In fact, LSU should be ranked No. 1 headed into its game against No. 7 Alabama on Nov. 7, Scarbinsky writes:
LSU’s on the short list of teams that could be ranked No. 1 in the nation at the moment along with Clemson and Ohio State. Combine the resume and the eye test. Consider the quality wins over Florida and Mississippi State. Add the best player in the country to date in Leonard Fournette and multiply by the intelligent pacing of the development of quarterback Brandon Harris.
What do you get? LSU at No. 1 on my latest First Four ballot, a shade ahead of the best Clemson team Dabo Swinney has coached.
The Crimson Tide (7-1, 4-1 SEC) and the Tigers will kickoff at 8 p.m. EST on Nov. 7 on CBS. While it’s highly unlikely LSU will get that No. 1 ranking before its tussle with Alabama in Tuscaloosa, it’s a safe bet that the Tigers will be No. 1 if they snap their four-game losing streak against the Crimson Tide.