The Mississippi State Bulldogs snagged the No. 6 ranking in the latest Amway Coaches' Poll, the highest the team has been ranked since they held the No. 7 ranking in the October 26, 1981, AP Poll. The fact that the Bulldogs moved up the rankings did not come as a shock as the team has dominated back-to-back top-ten foes, and the several teams ranked ahead of the Bulldogs took a loss this week.
Among the top-five are SEC West foes Auburn and Ole Miss. Florida State holds the top spot, and Notre Dame just edged out the Bulldogs for the No. 5 spot.
Alabama and Georgia also hold top-ten spots in the poll, which means the SEC still holds one-half of the top-ten.
The team the Bulldogs knocked off Saturday, Texas A&M, fell to No. 14.
Interestingly enough, the last time the Bulldogs held their highest-ever ranking, they faced off against an SEC foe in the top-ten from Alabama. That game turned out to be a 13-10 loss to No. 8 Alabama. This week, the Bulldogs face a similar task with No. 2 Auburn coming to town.
Here is a look at the complete poll, which went up into flames with all of the losses by ranked teams this week.