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Mississippi State Basketball Receives AP Top 25 Votes

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The Mississippi State Bulldogs received votes in the AP Preseason Top 25 that was released on Monday.

Kentucky is the only SEC Team Ranked being #2 in the Country. Florida receives 18 votes, Mississippi State and Texas A&M both receive 14 votes and Vanderbilt rounds out the poll receiving one vote.

1
Duke (58)
Record: 25-11
PV Rank
19
Points
1,612
2
Record: 27-9
10
1,479
3
Record: 33-5
1
1,476
4
Record: 35-5
6
1,465
5
Oregon (1)
Record: 31-7
5
1,343
6
Record: 33-7
3
1,314
7
Record: 28-6
9
1,167
8
Record: 29-8
4
1,149
9
Record: 22-13
-
1,135
10
Record: 25-9
17
1,004
11
Record: 27-8
14
917
12
Record: 29-6
2
903
13
Record: 23-8
16
755
14
Record: 28-8
-
699
15
Record: 26-9
12
672
16
Record: 15-17
-
540
17
Record: 29-6
-
512
18
-
504
19
Record: 23-14
-
464
20
Record: 26-9
8
360
21
Record: 20-13
-
250
22
Record: 20-15
-
231
23
Record: 17-15
-
199
24
Record: 23-12
22
168
25
Record: 27-9
18
144

So the AP Top 25 expects the SEC Basketball Standings to be something like this:

  1. Kentucky
  2. Florida
  3. Mississippi State
  4. Texas A&M
  5. Vanderbilt

If Mississippi State does indeed finish in the top 5 of the SEC, It would be a huge step for Second Year Head Coach Ben Howland as the majority of his team this year is freshmen. While many Bulldog fans expect that the Bulldogs will take a step forward in 2018, Don’t be surprised if the Bulldogs are able to make the postseason in 2017.