By most measures, LSU had a successful year across its athletic programs during the 2018-19 academic year.
CBS Sports announced Thursday morning that it has graded LSU the fourth-most successful program in college sports from the past year.
Several different ways organizations grade a full year of athletics, including the Capital One Cup, which tracks points based on final standings and official coaches' polls and awarded its winners, the Stanford women and the Virginia men, at Wednesday night's ESPY awards.
CBS Sports has ranked college programs since 2013 with a formula that weighs a school's success in football, men's basketball, women's basketball and two "wild cards" among the school's most successful remaining sports.
The formula puts 2½ times as much emphasis on football in the weighted score, and two times as much on men's basketball compared to women's basketball and the wild card sports.
Further detail of the scoring system and the full rankings can be found here.
LSU received 465¾ points, just shy of No. 1 Michigan (501¾), No. 2 Kentucky (494¼) and No. 3 Oklahoma (490).
LSU's football program, which earned 183¾ points of the total, finished the 2018 season 10-3, its first 10-win season since 2013, and the Tigers beat Central Florida in the Fiesta Bowl for the program's first New Year's Six bowl victory of the playoff era.
Men's basketball, which earned 128 points, went 28-7 and advanced to the Sweet 16 in the NCAA tournament, falling two games short of the Final Four in an 80-63 loss to Michigan State.
The Tigers men's basketball team made their deepest postseason run since reaching the 2006 Final Four despite playing the entire postseason without coach Will Wade, who was suspended by the university after he declined to meet with administrators to discuss alleged comments Wade made about recruiting efforts on phone calls secretly recorded by the FBI.
Women's basketball, which went 16-13 and did not play in a postseason playoff tournament, did not earn any points in the CBS Sports formula.
LSU's two wild card teams, which are not named, combined for 154 points. The formula can choose any of the following: baseball, softball, volleyball, soccer, gymnastics, lacrosse, hockey and wrestling.
The LSU gymnastics team finished the 2019 season as the NCAA national runner-up, its highest finish in school history.
The baseball team finished 40-26 and fell just short of the College World Series in a 2-0 series loss to Florida State in the NCAA super regional at LSU in June.
LSU softball finished 43-19 and also fell just short of the Women's College World Series in a 2-0 series loss at Minnesota in the NCAA super regional.
LSU volleyball went 12-17 and the women's soccer program went 13-7-4 and reached the second round of the NCAA tournament with a 2-0 loss to No. 4 Southern Cal.