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.