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.