Where do the 2019 Tigers stack up in the ‘way-too-early’ football polls?

Where do the 2019 Tigers stack up in the ‘way-too-early’ football polls?
LSU quarterback Joe Burrow (Source: Photo by: Josh Auzenne/WAFB)

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - LSU finished the 2018 season with a 10-3 record, a win over UCF in the Fiesta Bowl and an AP ranking of No. 6.

So, it’s time to look ahead to next year, right?

Several “way-too-early” college football polls have been released and 2019 looks to be another special season for the Tigers:

ESPN: LSU No. 10

The Tigers made strides in coach Ed Orgeron’s second full season, winning 10 games and beating UCF 40-32 in the PlayStation Fiesta Bowl. But their eighth straight loss to Alabama showed they still have a long way to go in catching the Crimson Tide in the SEC West.
ESPN

SEC Top 10: (2) Alabama, (3) Georgia, (7) Florida and (9) Texas A&M

Other: (8) Texas

Sports Illustrated: LSU No. 13

If Joe Burrow’s four-touchdown performance against UCF in the Fiesta Bowl had been the rule rather than the exception during his first year in Baton Rouge, then LSU might have had a shot at a playoff spot. Burrow will be back for 2019, and replacing running back Nick Brossette will be key
Sports Illustrated

SEC Top 10: (2) Alabama, (3) Georgia, (9) Florida

Other: (8) Texas

SBNation: LSU No. 5

Did you see that Fiesta Bowl win against UCF, when the Tigers were without a bunch of original starters and dominated the yardage margin? They have championship upside.
SBNation

SEC Top 10: (2) Alabama, (4) Georgia, (9) Florida

Other: (8) Texas

247Sports: LSU No. 6

LSU enters the offseason in better shape than it did a year ago. Joe Burrow, with a strong string of play over the last third of the season, is the Tigers’ long-needed solution at quarterback. The offensive line brings back four starters, the wide receiver group is as deep as any in the country and LSU is bringing in a five-star running back (John Emery Jr.) to provide an offense that averaged 4.1 yards per carry something it lacked.
247Sports

SEC Top 10: (1) Alabama, (3) Georgia, (7) Florida

Other: (8) Texas

Athlon Sports: LSU No. 9

Low expectations surrounded LSU in 2018, but coach Ed Orgeron guided the program to a 10-3 record. After starting ’18 ranked near the bottom of the top 25, the Tigers will be a preseason top 10-15 team.
Athlon Sports

SEC Top 10: (1) Alabama, (3) Georgia, (7) Florida and (10) Texas A&M

Other: (6) Texas

LSU opens the season against Georgia Southern in Tiger Stadium on Saturday, Aug. 31, followed the next week by a trip to Austin to face the Texas Longhorns.

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