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Mississippi State Bulldogs Enter the Coaches Poll at No. 16, AP at No 14

After being one of the top teams in the "Others Receiving Votes" category, the Mississippi State Bulldogs jumped into the Amway Coaches Poll at No. 16 and No. 14 in the AP Poll after beating LSU 34-29 Saturday.

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After knocking on the door for a few weeks, the Mississippi State Bulldogs knocked the door down and debuted in the Amway Coaches' Poll at No. 16 and in the AP Poll at No. 14 after knocking off LSU 34-29, marking their first trip to the top-25 in the Coaches' poll since holding the No. 24 ranking before losing to Ole Miss in the 2012 Egg Bowl.

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

In the Coaches' Poll,as one might guess, the SEC stayed well represented.  The Bulldogs' next opponent, Texas A&M came in at No. 7, and their opponent after the Aggies, Auburn, held down the No. 5 ranking.

Things were not as good for the other Tigers, as Missouri slipped out of the poll, and LSU fell to No. 18.

In all, eight teams from the SEC found themselves in the top-25, with three teams from the SEC West holding on to their top-ten ranking. Ole Miss ranked 11th in the poll, and Alabama came in at No. 2, giving the SEC West six ranked teams.

The AP poll carries quite a bit of SEC Flavor with No. 3 Alabama, No. 5 Auburn, No. 6 Texas A&M, No. 10 Ole Miss, No. 12 Georgia, No. 13 South Carolina, and No. 14 Mississippi State taking up a spot in the top-15.  LSU checked in at No. 17 to give the SEC eight teams in the top-25.