LSU football: 5 Biggest concerns in 2015

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Dec 5, 2014; Atlanta, GA, USA; The Southeastern Conference logo is seen at midfield at the Georgia Dome. The Alabama Crimson Tide plays the Missouri Tigers in the SEC Championship on Saturday. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports


It seems as if every season, running the gauntlet of the SEC West is one of the biggest concerns for the LSU football team. This year is no different.

According to ESPN’s Football Power Index (FPI), all seven teams in the division are ranked in the top-25. Four of these, including the Tigers (No. 4), are ranked in the top-10, with Texas A&M at No. 11. FPI is a measurement of team strength, and is a true testament to how tough the SEC West really is. The fact that Mississippi State, Alabama and Auburn all have potential Heisman Trophy candidates on their rosters makes the road to Atlanta even more dangerous.

Even though LSU is projected to be one of the strongest teams in the conference, an upset is always just around the corner.

In addition to competing in arguably the most challenging division in college football, the Tigers have Florida and South Carolina on the schedule. Both teams are expected to rebound from less than stellar 2014 campaigns, and even in a down year, they are always potential threats for an upset.

LSU has the opportunity to carry an 8-0 record into Tuscaloosa, Ala. for their November 7th showdown with the Alabama Crimson Tide. But they could very easily be a two-loss team heading into that game as well.

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