LSU football is on a three-game winning streak after dropping the Allstate Louisiana Kickoff to Florida State, 24-23. The Tigers have racked up wins over Southern, Mississippi State and now, New Mexico. They thrashed the visiting Lobos at the weekend, 38-0, behind a complete team performance in all three phases. Brian Kelly’s team is far from where it needs to be, but it’s also come a long way since the crushing Week 1 defeat.
The Bayou Bengals can only beat the opponents put in front of them, after all. While the two non-conference wins were nothing more than glorified practices for LSU, it gave the team a chance to perfect some of its plans for SEC play. The win over the Bulldogs has fans feeling good about the state of the program at this moment in time though.
The fact remains that the Tigers boast one of the nation’s top defenses at this moment in time. That ranking should only continue to rise this weekend as they travel to take on Auburn. Bryan Harsin’s squad boasts a terrible offense, so LSU should be sitting pretty at 4-1 this time next week. Nevertheless, there’s a reason games aren’t played on paper.
Where does LSU football sit in the SEC Week 4 power rankings?
Nothing can be taken for granted, especially in the Southeastern Conference. A majority of the SEC has played just one game against other conference opposition. However, it’s now where things start to get good. Intraconference play begins now and fans are about to really find out which teams are the contenders and which are the pretenders.
There are some schools (ex: No. 14-11) on this list that’re already undoubted frauds. The same goes for the teams at the top and being legitimate threats. What about the programs in the middle of the standings though? Time will tell, but for now, here is what we know about the SEC.
Let’s take a look at Death Valley Voice’s Week 4 SEC power rankings.