Back to the college football countdown:
At #2, LSU (currently #2 in the AP poll)
The most recently highlight for LSU was the National Championship under Nick Saban in 2003; the seeds for that championship were planted a year earlier in one of the greatest finishes ever, the so-called "Bluegrass Miracle":
Key game: There are no off-days in the SEC, but LSU has all four ranked (pre-season) opponents at home (Va Tech, Florida, Auburn, and Arkansas). The 'trap' game (although it won't be a surprise) is Nov. 3rd in Alabama, against a Tide team now coached by the aforementioned Mr. Saban.