Mississippi State is going to have to pull off an upset or two if it wants to make it to a bowl game.
The Bulldogs (2-4, 1-2 SEC) lost a double-overtime game against BYU on Friday night, 28-21.
Even Nick Fitzgerald’s incredible touchdown leap couldn’t save Mississippi State from dropping another winnable game. The nonconference schedule has not been friendly to Dan Mullen’s team, as the Bulldogs have gone 1-2 so far.
Their only nonconference win was a closer-than-expected game against Massachusetts in Week 4.
Despite the loss to BYU, Mississippi State stayed at No. 11 in this week’s SEC Country Power Poll.
The 20-person panel includes voters from SEC Country and around the country.
It’s the second loss in a row for the Bulldogs, and Dan Mullen was short with reporters following the latest loss.
Now, the Bulldogs travel to Kentucky and then host Samford before starting a season-ending gauntlet of four games in a row against ranked opponents.
Check back each week for the latest installment of the SEC Country Power Poll.
Your Week 7 rankingsResults are below:
|1||Alabama (14 - 1)||260||20||1||1||1|
|2||Texas A&M (8 - 5)||240||0||2||2||2|
|3||Arkansas (7 - 6)||194||0||7||3||6|
|4||Florida (9 - 4)||181||0||6||3||8|
|5||Tennessee (9 - 4)||181||0||3||3||8|
|6||Auburn (8 - 5)||166||0||5||3||8|
|7||Ole Miss (5 - 7)||156||0||4||4||9|
|8||LSU (8 - 4)||141||0||8||3||8|
|9||Georgia (8 - 5)||88||0||9||9||13|
|10||Kentucky (7 - 6)||75||0||10||8||13|
|11||Mississippi State (6 - 7)||54||0||11||10||13|
|12||Vanderbilt (6 - 7)||51||0||14||9||14|
|13||Missouri (4 - 8)||17||0||12||10||14|
|14||South Carolina (6 - 7)||16||0||13||12||14|
This week's voters:
Alec Shirkey (SEC Country)
Alex Hickey (SEC Country)
Alex Martin Smith (SEC Country)
Barrett Sallee (Bleacher Report)
Chip Towers (DawgNation)
Cory McCartney (Fox Sports)
Dave Matter (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
David Caraviello (Post & Courier)
Jason Kersey (SEC Country)
Jeff Drummond (AllWildcats.com)
Justin Ferguson (SEC Country)
Ken Bradley (SEC Country)
Marq Burnett (SEC Country)
Mike Wilson (SEC Country)
Otis Krik (Hawgs 247)
Parrish Alford (Daily Journal)
Pat Dooley (Gainesville Sun)
Shehan Jeyarajah (SEC Country)
Suzanne Halliburton (Austin American-Statesman)
Zach Abolverdi (SEC Country)