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LSU interim head coach Ed Orgeron leads his team onto the field for the first half of the LSU Missouri football game Saturday Oct. 1, 2016, in Tiger Stadium.

Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG

It won't be No. 2 vs. No. 4 this year. It's No. 1 vs. No. 13.

LSU (5-2, 3-1 Southeastern) debuted as the No. 13 team in the College Football Playoff committee's first set of rankings released Tuesday, and the Crimson Tide (8-0, 5-0) was No. 1. The two teams meet in Tiger Stadium on Saturday night in a 7 p.m. kickoff televised on CBS.

LSU and Alabama met last season in Tuscaloosa after the initial 2015 CFP rankings were released. The Tigers were No. 2 and the Tide was No. 4. Bama won 30-16, a fifth straight victory over LSU. 

Three of the Tigers' final four opponents this season come against top-11 ranked CFP teams, including No. 11 Florida and No. 4 Texas A&M. The CFP committee will release rankings each week from now until members select the four CFP teams on Dec. 4.

Here's the full CFP rankings.

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