Friday, May 04, 2007

Are you ready for some football?

You know I am.

In my world, it's never too early to start considering the upcoming season even though it's still 118 days, 15 hours, 20 minutes and 5 seconds away, give or take a few.Fortunately, I'm not the only one thinking along those lines. Already, some of college football's best minds - OK, that might be stretching things - have put out nine different pre-season rankings.

So, how do the Tigers stack up thus far?

No. 2 - College Football News, College Sports TV, Sports Illustrated and The Times-Picayune

No. 3 - and Sporting News

No. 4 - CBS and

No. 6 - Atlanta Journal Constitution

No. 10 - ESPN

That leaves LSU with an average ranking of 3.7 (or a 3 if we throw out that ridiculously low ranking from ESPN). offers another perspective. The Web site puts LSU's odds for winning the BCS national championship this season at 10-1, the fourth-best behind Florida and Michigan which tie at 8-1 and USC which tops the list at 5-2.

Here's one final ranking: NBC says that LSU's Sept. 8 home opener against Virginia Tech will be the second-best non-conference game of the college football regular season.

Of course, there's still plenty of time for opinions to change before the first whistle blows in Tiger Stadium on Sept. 2.


BarefootCajun said...

Monday night Jay Leno said in his monologue that Jamarcus Russell had received a career-ending injury over the weekend - he'd been drafted by the Oakland Raiders. [vbg]

I'm definitely ready for some football since it's the only sport I really enjoy.

Anonymous said...

I think I read that New Orleans will host both the Sugar Bowl and the BCS bowl next year--- seems like unfair homefield advantage for those Bayou Bengals if you ax me...