Following its bye week, Mississippi State (6-2, 2-2 SEC) finds itself in a familiar spot in the newest edition of the SEC Country Power Rankings.
The Bulldogs remained at No. 5 in the poll for the third week in a row. In fact, there was no movement among the poll’s top-five teams.
Mississippi State actually received two fewer points from the voters than last week — 147 to 149 — but has a chance to rise quickly in the poll if it can successfully navigate a tough upcoming stretch that includes Alabama, Arkansas and Ole Miss.
The Bulldogs resume play on Thursday night in a prime-time matchup against the No. 13 team in the poll, Missouri (4-4, 1-4). Kickoff for Thursday’s matchup will take place at 9 p.m. ET., and the game will be televised on ESPN.
The entire SEC Country Power Rankings are below:
|RANK||TEAM||POINTS||1ST PLACE |
|5||Mississippi State (6-2)||147||0||4||6||5|
|6||Texas A&M (6-2)||136||0||5||11||7|
|12||South Carolina (3-5)||27||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)