Mississippi State (6-2, 4-2 SEC) remains at No. 5 in the Official SEC Country Power Poll for the second-straight week, despite an impressive win over Kentucky (4-3, 2-3).
The Bulldogs gained 149 points, up 14 points from last week, but were jumped by Ole Miss, which landed at No. 4 following its 23-3 victory over Texas A&M. Some voters ranked Mississippi State as high as No. 3 in the Power Poll, while others placed it at No. 7.
An argument could be made that Mississippi State, lead by quarterback Dak Prescott, looked more impressive offensively than Ole Miss on Saturday, but the Rebels were able to defeat Texas A&M whereas the Bulldogs could not.
This week, Mississippi State will enjoy its bye week before taking on Missouri (4-4, 1-4) on Thursday, Nov. 5 at 9:00 p.m. ET.
The entire SEC Country Power Poll can be seen below:
|RANK||TEAM||POINTS||1ST PLACE |
|1||Louisiana State (7-0)||219||15||1||2||1|
|5||Mississippi State (6-2)||149||0||3||7||5|
|7||Texas A&M (5-2)||127||0||5||8||4|
|12||South Carolina (3-4)||19||0||12||14||13|
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)