Tigers meet preseason hype head on 

May, 18, 2012
5/18/12
3:30
PM ET
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.
Miles' young Tigers are maturing
Les Miles looks ahead to this weekend's Homecoming contest against Ole Miss.
VIDEO PLAYLIST video

SEC SCOREBOARD

Saturday, 10/25