Mississippi State barely misses the top 25 in both polls
Mississippi State remains outside the top 25 in both the Associate Press and Amway Coaches polls, but only by the smallest of margins.
The Bulldogs received the 26th-most votes in both polls. Mississippi State trailed Pittsburgh by 11 votes for 25th in the AP Poll. In the Coaches’ Poll, Mississippi State was 57 points behind 25th-ranked Georgia.
Five SEC teams are ranked ahead of Mississippi State in both polls. LSU at No. 5 is the highest-ranked SEC team.