Mississippi State football moves up in rankings

By DJournal.com

Following Saturday’s win over South Alabama Mississippi State has moved up in both football polls:

- Mississippi State climbs two spots to 21st in this week AP Top 25.

- Mississippi State is 19th in this week’s USA Today coaches’ poll.

Full listing of both polls

The Associated Press Top 25

The Top 25 teams in The Associated Press college football poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Sept. 22, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote, and previous ranking:
Record Pts Pv
1. Alabama (59) 4-0 1,499 1
2. Oregon 4-0 1,414 3
3. LSU (1) 4-0 1,346 2
4. Florida St. 4-0 1,340 4
5. Georgia 4-0 1,245 5
6. South Carolina 4-0 1,147 7
7. Kansas St. 4-0 1,067 15
8. Stanford 3-0 1,055 9
9. West Virginia 3-0 1,045 8
10. Notre Dame 4-0 1,003 11
11. Florida 4-0 864 14
12. Texas 3-0 856 12
13. Southern Cal 3-1 801 13
14. Ohio St. 4-0 633 16
15. TCU 3-0 616 17
16. Oklahoma 2-1 611 6
17. Clemson 3-1 588 10
18. Oregon St. 2-0 451 NR
19. Louisville 4-0 414 20
20. Michigan St. 3-1 348 21
21. Mississippi St. 4-0 246 23
22. Nebraska 3-1 179 25
23. Rutgers 4-0 128 NR
24. Boise St. 2-1 114 24
25. Baylor 3-0 92 NR

Others receiving votes: Northwestern 89, UCLA 79, Michigan 44, Ohio 40, Virginia Tech 26, Arizona 17, Iowa St. 16, Wisconsin 13, Oklahoma St. 12, Texas A&M 11, Cincinnati 10, Tennessee 10, Texas Tech 10, Arizona St. 8, Louisiana Tech 7, Purdue 5, Miami 1.

USA Today Top 25 Poll

The USA Today Top 25 football coaches poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Sept. 22, total points based on 25 points for first place through one point for 25th, and previous ranking:
Record Pts Pvs
1. Alabama 4-0 1,473 1
2. Oregon 4-0 1,371 3
3. LSU 4-0 1,361 2
4. Florida St. 4-0 1,306 4
5. Georgia 4-0 1,224 6
6. South Carolina 4-0 1,149 8
7. West Virginia 3-0 1,137 7
8. Kansas St. 4-0 1,000 13
9. Stanford 3-0 949 11
10. Texas 3-0 924 10
11. Notre Dame 4-0 836 15
12. Florida 4-0 817 14
13. USC 3-1 813 12
14. TCU 3-0 705 16
15. Oklahoma 2-1 699 5
16. Clemson 3-1 560 9
17. Louisville 4-0 493 18
18. Michigan St. 3-1 404 20
19. Mississippi St. 4-0 349 23
20. Nebraska 3-1 327 22
21. Oregon St. 2-0 220 NR
22. Oklahoma St. 2-1 154 25
23. Wisconsin 3-1 102 24
24. Baylor 3-0 101 NR
25. Rutgers 4-0 98 NR
25. Virginia Tech 3-1 98 NR

Others Receiving Votes: Northwestern 96; Boise State 69; Michigan 57; Iowa State 45; Cincinnati 42; UCLA 33; Texas A&M 31; Louisiana Tech 28; Arizona State 22; Texas Tech 17; Arizona 16; Ohio 13; Minnesota 11; Tennessee 6; Western Kentucky 5; Louisiana-Monroe 4; Purdue 4; Miami (Fla.) 2; San Jose State 2; Washington 2.

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