LSU football fans may be stunned to see that when the first college playoff rankings of 2016 were released last night, the Tigers found themselves within the top 15.

After a shaky start in the 2016 season, losing their head coach and falling out of the top 25 polls, all the naysayers were counting the Tigers out for the year. But with new interim head coach, Ed Orgeron, LSU has rattled off three straight wins and have emerged back in the national polls.

The first college football playoff rankings were released last night, and LSU found themselves ranked #13 in the rankings. Being a tiger fan myself, I was pleased to see that. Of course, Alabama is ranked #1, which sets up a huge game this Saturday in Baton Rouge!

Here are the first college football rankings:

2016 College Football Playoff Ranking - Nov. 1

Rank, Team, Record
1, Alabama, 8-0
2, Clemson, 8-0
3, Michigan, 8-0
4, Texas A&M, 7-1
5, Washington, 8-0
6, Ohio State, 7-1
7, Louisville, 7-1
8, Wisconsin, 6-2
9, Auburn, 6-2
10, Nebraska, 7-1
11, Florida, 6-1
12, Penn State, 6-2
13, LSU, 5-2
14, Oklahoma, 6-2
15, Colorado, 6-2
16, Utah, 7-2
17, Baylor, 6-1
18, Oklahoma State, 6-2
19, Virginia Tech, 6-2
20, West Virginia, 6-1
21, North Carolina, 6-2
22, Florida State, 5-3
23, Western Michigan, 8-0
24, Boise State, 7-1
25, Washington State, 6-2

Alabama will come into Baton Rouge this Saturday night to take on LSU at 7:00pm, and the game will be televised live on CBS. A win for the Tigers would concrete them as a true contender.