Men's Basketball Among 'Too Early' Top 25 Polls

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Men's Basketball Among 'Too Early' Top 25 Polls

BATON ROUGE – The minute the national championship trophy was handed out Monday night, pundits began to release Top 25 basketball rankings for the upcoming 2015-16 season.

Even the headlines called them “early,” “way-too-early” and “ridiculously early,” but all so far have had LSU somewhere in the top 30 of the polls.

Some examples: Jon Rothstein last night on CBS Sports Network’s postgame to the national title game listed LSU as No. 15 in his posted poll he announced while sitting on their set outside Lucas Oil Stadium. His colleague, Gary Parrish, on his Top 25 and One feature had LSU posted in at No. 24 for 2015-16.

ESPN.com has also brought out a Top 25 list and has the 2015-16 Tigers in at No. 18, while Joe Lunardi in initial Bracketology has LSU listed as a No. 7 seed.

USA Today also put out a 2015-16 top teams list and had the Tigers in at No. 28