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USA TODAY Sports’ initial 2023 Rankings are out and LSU is Ranked

The college football season just ended, but it’s never too early to make a preseason rankings list for next year, right?

USA TODAY Sports has done just that as it has released what it believes the top 25 will look like heading into 2023. LSU comes in at No. 11 on the list. The Tigers will be playing No. 4 Florida State to start the season in Orlando.

The top 25 starts out exactly like you’d think it would, with the Georgia Bulldogs sitting upon their pedestal after winning back-to-back national championships and coming off of a 65-7 drubbing of TCU in the national championship game.

Here is what USA TODAY Sports had to say about LSU to explain why they are No. 11 on the list.

The Tigers were ahead of schedule in Brian Kelly’s first season. Winning another 10 games may be difficult in 2023, if in part because of a schedule that begins with Florida State and includes trips to Mississippi State, Mississippi and Alabama. But the Tigers will be deeper overall and have some big-time star power, including one of the top young talents in the sport in edge rusher Harold Perkins Jr. and most of this year’s offense.

Brian Kelly has the Tigers trending in the right direction and hopefully, the Tigers can have an even better 2023 season.