Mississippi State drops in both football polls

By NEMS Daily Journal

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Following a 38-13 loss Saturday to Texas A&M Mississippi State has dropped in both national polls. MSU is No. 22 in The Associated Press poll and No. 23 in the USA Today Coaches poll.

The Bulldogs (7-2, 3-2 SEC) head to Baton Rouge this weekend to take on No. 5 LSU. The Bulldogs haven’t won there since 1991.

LSU is coming off a 21-17 loss to Alabama. The Crimson Tide remains No. 1 in the AP poll for the 10th straight week.

Both polls below …

The Associated Press Top 25

The Top 25 teams in The Associated Press college football poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Nov. 3, 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 (60) 9-0 1,500 1
2. Oregon 9-0 1,421 2
3. Kansas St. 9-0 1,395 3
4. Notre Dame 9-0 1,318 4
5. Georgia 8-1 1,198 7
5. Ohio St. 10-0 1,198 6
7. Florida 8-1 1,112 8
8. Florida St. 8-1 1,057 9
9. LSU 7-2 1,029 5
10. Clemson 8-1 931 10
11. Louisville 9-0 862 12
12. South Carolina 7-2 836 11
13. Oregon St. 7-1 796 13
14. Oklahoma 6-2 765 14
15. Texas A&M 7-2 700 16
16. Stanford 7-2 655 15
17. UCLA 7-2 446 25
18. Nebraska 7-2 441 21
19. Louisiana Tech 8-1 355 22
19. Texas 7-2 355 NR
21. Southern Cal 6-3 237 18
22. Mississippi St. 7-2 187 17
23. Toledo 8-1 146 NR
24. Rutgers 7-1 99 NR
25. Texas Tech 6-3 97 20

Others receiving votes: N. Illinois 64, Kent St. 61, Michigan 53, TCU 38, Northwestern 32, Oklahoma St. 27, Ohio 22, UCF 15, Boise St. 11, Washington 9, Penn St. 8, San Diego St. 7, Tulsa 6, Arizona 5, Utah St. 4, Fresno St. 2.

USA Today Top 25 Poll

The USA Today Top 25 football coaches poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Nov. 3, total points based on 25 points for first place through one point for 25th, and previous ranking:
Record Pts Pvs
1. Alabama (59) 9-0 1,475 1
2. Oregon 9-0 1,399 2
3. Kansas St. 9-0 1,370 3
4. Notre Dame 9-0 1,289 4
5. Georgia 8-1 1,218 6
6. Florida St. 8-1 1,147 7
7. Florida 8-1 1,091 8
8. Clemson 8-1 1,013 9
9. LSU 7-2 998 5
10. Louisville 9-0 940 10
11. South Carolina 7-2 880 11
12. Oregon St. 7-1 807 13
13. Oklahoma 6-2 800 12
14. Texas A&M 7-2 736 16
15. Stanford 7-2 705 15
16. Nebraska 7-2 513 21
17. Texas 7-2 485 22
18. Louisiana Tech 8-1 363 23
19. UCLA 7-2 333 NR
20. Rutgers 7-1 264 25
21. Northwestern 7-2 234 NR
22. USC 6-3 224 17
23. Mississippi St. 7-2 186 18
24. Boise St. 7-2 126 14
25. Toledo 8-1 108 NR

Others Receiving Votes: Northern Illinois 88; Texas Tech 68; Michigan 48; Oklahoma State 41; Cincinnati 38; TCU 37; Ohio 34; Kent State 32; Wisconsin 25; Utah State 13; Central Florida 12; San Diego State 7; West Virginia 7; Fresno State 4; Louisiana-Monroe 4; Tulsa 4; Washington 4; Arizona State 3; Middle Tennessee 2.