A convincing 31-13 win at Missouri on Thursday was enough to bump Mississippi State up to the No. 4 spot in the latest SEC Country Power Poll.
The Bulldogs switched places in the poll with Ole Miss, which fell to Arkansas 53-52 after the Razorbacks converted a miracle fourth down that extended a game-winning touchdown drive in overtime.
In the Power Poll, Alabama (No. 1), LSU (No. 2), and Florida (No. 3) are still ahead of Mississippi State, while this week’s AP Poll saw MSU jump from No. 24 to No. 20.
The Bulldogs host ‘Bama (No. 3 in the AP Poll) on Saturday, and while any talk of a playoff run is mostly out of the question, a win against the favored Tide would certainly help Mississippi State’s bowl possibilities.
Here are the Power Poll results for Week 11:
|RANK||TEAM||POINTS||1ST PLACE |
|4||Mississippi State (7-2)||162||0||4||7||5|
|10||Texas A&M (6-3)||84||0||6||13||6|
|12||South Carolina (3-6)||28||0||11||14||12|
Here is this week’s voting roster:
Adam Sparks (Nashville Tennessean)
Anthony Chiang (Palm Beach Post)
Aaron Suttles (Tuscaloosa News)
Bill Bender (Sporting News)
Bob Holt (Arkansas Democrat)
Chip Towers (Atlanta Journal-Constitution & DawgNation)
Dana Sulonen (Opelika-Auburn News)
Dave Matter (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
David Cloninger (The State)
Dustin Dopirak (Knoxville Sentinel)
Jen Smith (Lexington Herald)
Joel Coleman (Starkville Daily News)
John Davis (Oxford Citizen)
Richard Croome (Bryan-College Station Eagle)
Scott Rabalais (Baton Rouge Advocate)
Tom Fornelli (CBS Sports)
Zac Ellis (Sports Illustrated)