Tigers meet preseason hype head on 

May, 18, 2012
If the expectations were unreasonable before, they're about to get a lot higher.

ESPN's preseason top 25 went public Friday, and to the surprise of few, LSU reigns as the nation's No. 1 team.

That's undoubtedly good news for a program that was starved for any kind of success just a decade ago. The Tigers spent nearly all of 2011 on top of the college football world, and even after a devastating setback, the Bayou Bengals are back as one of the sport's truly elite teams.

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