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New AP Poll Rankings: Where are the Mississippi State Bulldogs, and Who is Number 1

Everyone knew that the Mississippi State Bulldogs would drop in the polls this week. Looking at the new AP Poll, how far did they drop, who is ranked above them, and who is the new No. 1 team in college football?

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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)

AAC: None

C-USA: 1 (No. 18 Marshall)

Mountain West: 1 (No. 22 Colorado State)

Independents: None

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: 2-1

And here's the AP Top 25:
AP Coaches Massey composite
1 Florida State Florida State Alabama
2 Alabama Alabama Oregon
3 Oregon Oregon Ole Miss
4 Mississippi State Mississippi State Mississippi State
6 Baylor Baylor Florida State
7 Ohio State Ohio State Baylor
8 Ole Miss Ole Miss Ohio State
9 Georgia Michigan State Georgia
10 Michigan State Georgia Auburn
11 UCLA Kansas State UCLA
12 Kansas State UCLA Michigan State
13 Arizona State Arizona Kansas State
14 Wisconsin Arizona State Wisconsin
15 Arizona Wisconsin Oklahoma
16 Auburn Georgia Tech Arizona State
17 Georgia Tech Auburn Marshall
18 Marshall Marshall Georgia Tech
19 Missouri Nebraska Nebraska
20 Utah Missouri LSU
21 Nebraska Utah Arizona
22 Colorado State Oklahoma Missouri
23 Oklahoma Colorado State USC
24 USC USC Utah
25 Duke Duke Clemson
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