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LSU checks in at 2 in S&P+ Top 25

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The 2016 Tigers project well in early advanced metrics.

Thomas B. Shea-USA TODAY Sports

Bill Connelly has his early S&P+ projections out for 2016, and they set up pretty well for LSU at the moment.

Recruiting impact

Returning production

Weighted 5-year

Proj S&P+

2

LSU

8

3

2

24.4

LSU checks in at No. 2 behind Alabama, with top 10 marks in returning production, recruiting impact and five-year S&P+ average.

Of course, Alabama will be far from LSU's only S&P+ top 25 opponent, at least as of now.

Date

Opponent

Projected S&P+ Rank

Sept. 3

Wisconsin*

37

Sept. 10

Jacksonville State

N/A

Sept. 17

Mississippi State

21

Sept. 24

at Auburn

24

Oct. 1

Missouri

47

Oct. 8

at Florida

19

Oct. 15

Southern Miss

72

Oct. 22

Ole Miss

7

Nov. 5

Alabama

1

Nov. 12

at Arkansas

17

Nov. 24

at Texas A&M

25

*Game at Lambeau Field

Seven opponents in the top 25, 10 in the top 50. The toughest two games will be in Baton Rouge with Ole Miss and Bama coming in, while road games at Auburn, Florida, Arkansas and Texas A&M seem tough but manageable at the moment. Although admittedly this is all very preliminary.

Still, one more thing that sets up well for the program moving forward.