CFP Contenders in the SEC: Where does LSU football rank?

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January 10, 2015; Arlington, TX, USA; Detail view of the College Playoff Trophy during Media Day for the College Football Playoff National Championship at Dallas Convention Center. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

We take a look at the top College Football Playoff contenders in the Southeastern Conference, and how the LSU football team stacks up.

After an exciting offseason full of coaching changes, players leaving for the NFL and new recruits entering the SEC, the 2015 college football season should be one to remember for the most competitive conference in the land.

With a multitude of national championships (Alabama (3) 2009, 2011-12, Florida (2) 2006, 2008, LSU (1) 2007 and Auburn (1) 2010), high-profile coaches and first-round NFL Draft picks, the SEC has become the premiere destination for elite high school recruits. As a result, the conference has grabbed the attention and notoriety of college football fans throughout the country.

Last season, the College Football Playoff (CFP) injected new life into the SEC, as the top teams throughout the conference battled head-to-head in order to crack the top-four rankings and claim a coveted playoff berth.  This year, several teams in the SEC have a shot of making it to the postseason. Right now, however, it appears that whoever represents the conference in the College Football Playoff is going to have to win the SEC title first.

In March, the college football analysts at ESPN had Alabama making it into the College Football Playoff once again, with the rest of the SEC teams looking in.  However, Auburn is starting to attract more attention on the big stage, Georgia is a potential dark horse and the LSU football team will be looking to ride a powerful ground attack and talented defense into the postseason.

Here are the top-4 contenders to make it out of the SEC and into the 2015 College Football Playoff.

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