Athlon Sports released its early version of top 25 college football teams for 2019 and LSU grabbed the No. 9 spot.
Athlon ranked five of LSU’s opponents in its top 25 with four in the top 10. College Football Playoff Championship runner-up Alabama held the No. 1 spot with Texas at No. 6 followed by Florida at No. 7 and Texas A&M at No. 10.
Auburn closed out the Tigers’ ranked opponents at No. 23 while Mississippi State was one of 15 teams to watch.