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Mississippi State Ranked #3 in Associated Press Poll

Following a 48-31 victory over #6 Texas A&M, the Mississippi State Bulldogs have climbed into the top 5.

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After the second dominating performance in a row from Mississippi State, the Bulldogs have climbed into the top 5 of the Associated Press Poll. They come in this week tied for #3 spot in a deadlock with Ole Miss. It is the first time in the history of the State that both teams have been ranked in the top 5 at the same time. The Bulldogs received two first place votes.

The top 5 features three teams from the SEC West division, with Auburn one spot ahead of State and Ole Miss at #2. Florida State remained on top at #1, and Baylor rounded out the top 5.

It was a crazy weekend in not only the SEC, but for the entire top 25. 11 of the top 25 teams suffered a loss, including 5 from the top 10 alone. Texas A&M fell all the way to #14, and Alabama fell to #7 after road losses to the Mississippi Schools. Oklahoma fell to #11 and TCU fell to #12, after losses to TCU and Arizona, respectively. UCLA fell all the way to #18 after stumbling against Utah.

The conference as a whole has seven teams in the top 25. Other SEC teams not mentioned above include Georgia at #13 and Missouri at #23. LSU dropped out of the top 25 for the first time since 2008.

The full poll is below

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

Mississippi State returns to action next Saturday at home in a battle against #2 Auburn on CBS. College Gameday is coming to Starkville for the first time ever, just one week after visiting Ole Miss in Oxford. With every win, the next game becomes the most important one in the history of Mississippi State football.