BCS Rankings Predictions 2011: Will LSU Be the No. 1 Team?

Adam SpencerCorrespondent IOctober 9, 2011

ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 03:  Jarrett Lee #12 of the LSU Tigers throws against the Oregon Ducks at Cowboys Stadium on September 3, 2011 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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The LSU Tigers absolutely dominated the Florida Gators on Saturday, winning 41-11.

They controlled every aspect of the game, running at will on offense and keeping the Gators from advancing the ball with their defense.

They are the current favorites to be No. 1 team in the country when the BCS polls are released for the first time in mid-October, and they won't be going anywhere any time soon.

The defense is one of the best in the country, and the offense has been better than most people expected.

They've played one of the toughest schedules in the country this year, with wins over ranked opponents Oregon, West Virginia, Mississippi State and Florida.

And they've still got Alabama, Auburn and Arkansas left to get through.

The only ones who can prevent LSU from staying at No. 1 (at least until they play at Alabama on November 5) are the LSU Tigers.

If Les Miles decides to put Jordan Jefferson back in the starting quarterback role, the Tigers might suffer because of it.

He's got a good thing going with Jarrett Lee. He should stick with what's working right now and not mess with a good thing.

If LSU and Alabama are still undefeated heading into their November 5 matchup, the winner will have a great chance at the BCS National Championship game.

And with the way LSU destroys young quarterbacks, A.J. McCarron is going to have a tough time getting anything done against the Tigers.

LSU's experience should carry them the rest of the way through this season. They'll start the BCS rankings at No. 1 because of their strength of schedule and should be able to maintain that ranking for the rest of the year.