Mississippi State, 10 weeks into the 2017 campaign, is still ranked in a very respectable spot. At 7-3, with losses to currently ranked #1 Alabama, #6 Auburn, and #7 Georgia, the Mississippi State Bulldogs come in at #16 in the most recent iteration of the College Football Playoff Rankings.
Third Rankings: Top 2️⃣5️⃣ pic.twitter.com/hRECD5Ninw— College Football Playoff (@CFBPlayoff) November 15, 2017
Third #CFBPlayoff Rankings:— College Football Playoff (@CFBPlayoff) November 15, 2017
1️⃣6️⃣ Mississippi State
1️⃣7️⃣ Michigan State
1️⃣9️⃣ NC State
With games against the Arkansas Razorbacks (sitting at 4-6, 1-5 SEC on the season) and the Ole Miss Rebels (5-5, 2-4 SEC) and the Bulldogs have a great chance at ending the season at 9-3, likely pushing them up into the top 15 of the rankings, better than just about every external preseason expectation for this team.