The new AP Poll is out, and Mississippi State managed to hang on in the top-ten of this poll as well. Also, of note, Alabama snagged the No. 1 ranking away from Florida State by three points. The Seminoles did still earn more first place votes however.
Again, at the end of the day, these polls do not carry any real weight as everything is determined by the college football playoff committee's rankings, but agreement in spots 1-12 is a bit interesting in these polls. It will be interesting to see how Mississippi State fares on Tuesday night.
For the Bulldogs, they need to hope to do no worse than they have done in the polls released today. If they drop beyond the top-ten, a shot at a New Year's Six Bowl becomes quite difficult. For fans worried about those prospect, there are five games to watch Saturday: Baylor-Kansas State, Ohio State-Wisconsin, Florida State-Georgia Tech, Alabama-Missouri, Arizona-Oregon
Upsets in those games would completely mess up the ranking system, and teams such as Wisconsin and Missouri would basically steal two spots in the New Year's Six Bowls from two teams at the lower end of that scale, which could more than likely include Mississippi State.
|2||Florida State||Florida State||Oregon|
|6||Ohio State||Ohio State||Georgia|
|7||Michigan State||Michigan State||Ohio State|
|9||Kansas State||Kansas State||Florida State|
|10||Mississippi State||Mississippi State||Auburn|
|12||Georgia Tech||Georgia Tech||Kansas State|
|17||Arizona State||UCLA||Georgia Tech|
|22||Boise State||Boise State||Clemson|