Mississippi State (7-2, 3-2 SEC) continued its rise up the AP Poll following its 31-13 win over Missouri (4-5, 1-5) on Thursday.
In the latest poll, the Bulldogs rose four spots to No. 20.
The No. 20 spot is Mississippi State’s highest position in the poll this season.
The Bulldogs have a strong opportunity to move quickly up the poll if they can earn three wins in a tough upcoming SEC West stretch. Mississippi State plays No 3 Alabama before traveling to face Arkansas and then finishing in the Egg Bowl against Ole Miss.
This week’s game against No. 3 Alabama (8-1, 5-1) will kick off at 3:30 p.m. ET. on CBS.