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A Look at the Polls: How Mississippi State Fared in the New Coaches, AP Polls

The SEC West put five teams in the top-ten of the AP Poll, and the SEC has eight teams ranked in both the Coaches and AP Poll. Were any of those teams named Mississippi State?

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The newest wave of polls have come out:

AP Coaches Sagarin
1 Florida State (37) Florida State (50) Oregon
2 Oregon (17) Alabama (1) Alabama
3 Alabama (1) Oregon (6) Oklahoma
4 Oklahoma (2) Oklahoma (4) Texas A&M
5 Auburn Auburn Auburn
6 Texas A&M (3) Baylor Georgia
7 Baylor Texas A&M Florida State
8 LSU LSU Michigan State
9 Notre Dame Notre Dame LSU
10 Ole Miss UCLA Wisconsin
11 Michigan State Michigan State Baylor
12 UCLA Ole Miss Notre Dame
13 Georgia Arizona State UCLA
14 South Carolina Georgia Kansas State
15 Arizona State Stanford Ole Miss
16 Stanford South Carolina South Carolina
17 USC Wisconsin Clemson
18 Missouri Ohio State Ohio State
19 Wisconsin Missouri USC
20 Kansas State Kansas State Stanford
21 BYU USC Florida
22 Clemson Nebraska Cincinnati
23 Ohio State BYU Oklahoma State
24 Nebraska Clemson Missouri
25 Oklahoma State North Carolina BYU
For a composite Top 25 college football ranking, visit

Others Receiving Votes (Coaches Poll):
Duke 100; Mississippi State 92; Oklahoma State 83; Florida 72; TCU 50; Virginia Tech 47; Washington 44; East Carolina 35; Penn State 26; Marshall 25; West Virginia 19; Arizona 18; Cincinnati 15; Northern Illinois 10; Oregon State 8; Louisville 8; Arkansas 7; Pittsburgh 5; North Carolina State 4; Boston College 4; Memphis 2; Boise State 1; Virginia 1.

Others receiving votes (AP Poll): North Carolina 82, Duke 55, Mississippi St. 55, Virginia Tech 54, Penn St. 51, East Carolina 44, TCU 42, Pittsburgh 40, Florida 31, Marshall 28, Boston College 22, Washington 14, West Virginia 14, Cincinnati 10, Virginia 6, Arizona 3, Arkansas 3, N. Dakota St. 3, Louisville 2

As you can see, in the Amway Coaches Poll, the Duke Blue Devils and Bulldogs came close to sneaking into the list, but still have some work to do.

As far as the SEC, Alabama, Auburn, Texas A&M, and LSU all cracked the top 10, and at this point, there is a solid chance that outside of bowl games those four teams, plus Mississippi State and Ole Miss may go undefeated outside of their own division, which would be an amazing accomplishment.  Speaking of the Rebels, they check in at No. 12.

The first team in the SEC East, Georgia, who is ranked ahead of South Carolina, stands at No. 14, while the Gamecocks check in at No. 16. The defending SEC Champions, Missouri, checks in at No. 19.

Over half of the SEC is currently ranked in the top-20, with five out of seven teams in the SEC West holding rankings of 12 or better.

The SEC also fared well in the AP Poll.  Alabama and Auburn hold top-five spots with LSU, Texas A&M and Ole Miss also residing in the top-ten. Georgia and South Carolina check in at Nos. 13 and 14 (for some reason, South Carolina won, but is still behind Georgia), and Missouri comes in at No. 18.

So there it is, for the Bulldogs, it looks like a win over LSU will be required to crack the polls early this season.