Mississippi State played some of its best football of the season in the 45-20 victory over Louisiana Tech on Saturday. As a reward, the Bulldogs moved up one spot to No. 5 in The Official SEC Country Power Poll.
Mississippi State swapped places in the poll with cross-state rival Ole Miss. The Bulldogs received 135 points while the Rebels collected 131 points. Both teams are 5-2, but Mississippi State was able to move up to due Ole Miss’ upset loss to Memphis.
There was quite a bit of distance between Mississippi State and No. 4 ranked Texas A&M. The Aggies received 172 points from our SEC panel.
Mississippi State will host Kentucky, who is ranked No. 10 in the poll, next week. If the Bulldogs can win, they will head into their bye week 6-2 and on a three-game winning streak.
Here are the full results:
|RANK||TEAM||POINTS||1ST PLACE |
|1||Louisiana State (6-0)||219||15||1||2||1|
|4||Texas A&M (5-1)||172||0||3||4||3|
|5||Mississippi State (5-2)||135||0||5||11||6|
|13||South Carolina (3-4)||17||0||13||13||13|
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Dave Matter (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
David Cloninger (The State)
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Jen Smith (Lexington Herald)
Joel Coleman (Starkville Daily News)
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