For the first time ever, Mississippi State holds the top ranking in college football.
The Bulldogs took over the No. 1 ranking in both the Associated Press and Amway Coaches’ polls on Sunday afternoon overtaking defending national champion Florida State.
“It means the same thing as it meant before the season when we weren’t even ranked,” said MSU quarterback Dak Prescott. “It doesn’t really mean much to us. It’s exciting for the university and the Mississippi State program. But for the individuals on this team and where we’re going, it doesn’t mean much.”
State received 45 first place votes in the AP poll to surpass the Seminoles, who received a dozen first place votes. Ole Miss garnered the other three first place votes.
The Bulldogs totaled 1490 points in the Amway Coaches’ Poll to finish one point ahead of Florida State. The Seminoles received 31 first place votes to Mississippi State’s 26 in that poll. Ole Miss received five first place votes.
The Bulldogs held their previous high ranking in the AP Poll last week at No. 3 before knocking off second-ranked Auburn 38-23 at home on Saturday.