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LSU Ranks No. 3 In Opening CFP Playoff Rankings

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Saturday’s match-up with Alabama will be No. 1 vs. No. 3.

LSU v Florida Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images

Not that it matters all that much at the moment, but LSU checked in at No. 3 in the initial College Football Playoff rankings, released earlier tonight:

Alabama, 8-0 (at LSU next)

Clemson, 8-0 (Louisville next)

LSU, 7-1 (Alabama next)

Notre Dame, 8-0 (at Northwestern next)

Michigan, 7-1 (Penn State next)

Georgia, 7-1 (at Kentucky next)

Oklahoma, 7-1 (at Texas Tech next)

Washington State, 7-1 (Cal next)

Kentucky, 7-1 (Georgia next)

Ohio State, 7-1 (Nebraska next)

Florida, 6-2 (Missouri next)

UCF, 7-0 (Temple next)

West Virginia, 6-1 (at Texas next)

Penn State, 6-2 (at Michigan next)

Utah, 6-2 (at Arizona State next)

Iowa, 6-2 (at Purdue next)

Texas, 6-2 (West Virginia next)

Mississippi State, 5-3 (Louisiana Tech next)

Syracuse, 6-2 (at Wake Forest next)

Texas A&M, 5-3 (at Auburn next)

NC State, 5-2 (Florida State next)

Boston College, 6-2 (at Virginia Tech next)

Fresno State, 7-1 (at UNLV next)

Iowa State, 4-3 (at Kansas next)

Virginia, 6-2 (Pitt next)

The Tigers, of course, will take on top-ranked Alabama on Saturday. Should they lose, that will likely end any hope of LSU making the playoff. Bama’s road, of course, will only get easier, as they’ll likely get to skip the SEC title game without a division title and make it as an at-large team (unless they were to somehow lose again).

Ain’t life super fair?

Anyways, this isn’t something to worry about right now, and should LSU continue to win, it’ll be relevant in later rankings. Right now, the winning is all that matters.