In another look at how voting bodies may feel about the college football landscape now that the Mississippi State Bulldogs area a one-loss team, the voters in the AP Poll have also decided that Florida State should once again hold the No. 1 ranking after Mississippi State lost 25-20 to Alabama Saturday in Tuscaloosa. They also decided that Mississippi State has a better team resume than one loss teams such as TCU and Baylor, as the Bulldogs finished at No. 4 in the rankings.
The Bulldogs have a chance to put up a strong showing as they face Vanderbilt this week before facing No. 8 Ole Miss to close the season. The matchup against Ole Miss will be the fifth such matchup the Bulldogs have faced this year, giving them a chance to hold four wins over top-25 teams by the end of the season.
The SEC saw the following teams find a home the top-25 rankings this week: No. 2 Alabama, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, No. 9 Georgia, No. 16 Auburn, and No. 19 Missouri.
As far as other conferences, here is their breakdown by number of teams:
ACC: 3 (No. 1 Florida State, No. 17 Georgia Tech, No. 25 Duke)
Big Ten: 4 (No. 7 Ohio State, No. 10 Michigan State, No. 14 Wisconsin, No. 21 Nebraska)
Big 12: 4 (No. 5 TCU, No. 6 Baylor, No. 12 Kansas State, No. 23 Oklahoma)
Pac 12: 6 (No. 3 Oregon, No. 11 UCLA, No. 13 Arizona State, No. 15 Arizona, No. 20 Utah, No. 24 Southern California)
SEC: 6 (No. 2 Alabama, No. 4 Mississippi State, No. 8 Ole Miss, No. 9 Georgia, No. 16 Auburn, No. 19 Missouri)
C-USA: 1 (No. 18 Marshall)
Mountain West: 1 (No. 22 Colorado State)
As far as matchups against other teams currently ranked in the Top-25 among the top teams in the poll, the breakdown is as follows:
No. 1 Florida State: 0-0
No. 2 Alabama: 1-1
No. 3 Oregon: 3-1
No. 4 Mississippi State: 1-1
No. 5 TCU: 2-1And here's the AP Top 25:
|1||Florida State||Florida State||Alabama|
|4||Mississippi State||Mississippi State||Mississippi State|
|7||Ohio State||Ohio State||Baylor|
|8||Ole Miss||Ole Miss||Ohio State|
|12||Kansas State||UCLA||Michigan State|
|13||Arizona State||Arizona||Kansas State|
|16||Auburn||Georgia Tech||Arizona State|