Mississippi State falls in polls

By DJournal.com

The Mississippi State Bulldogs (7-1, 3-1 SEC), who were off to their best start in 13 years, saw their upset hopes crushed early in a 38-7 loss to Alabama Saturday.

MSU fell to No. 18 in the USA Today poll and No. 17 in The Associated Press poll.

Next up for the Bulldogs is Texas A&M in Starkville Saturday.

The first SEC road win for the Ole Miss Rebels (5-3, 2-2 SEC) since Oct. 3, 2009 at Arkansas was enough to put them among others receiving votes. The Rebels travel to Georgia this Saturday.

The Associated Press

The Top 25 teams in The Associated Press college football poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Oct. 27, 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) 8-0 1,500 1
2. Oregon 8-0 1,412 2
3. Kansas St. 8-0 1,382 4
4. Notre Dame 8-0 1,344 5
5. LSU 7-1 1,216 6
6. Ohio St. 9-0 1,158 9
7. Georgia 7-1 1,145 12
8. Florida 7-1 1,075 3
9. Florida St. 8-1 1,046 11
10. Clemson 7-1 914 14
11. South Carolina 7-2 823 17
12. Louisville 8-0 817 16
13. Oregon St. 6-1 762 7
14. Oklahoma 5-2 758 8
15. Stanford 6-2 627 19
16. Texas A&M 6-2 580 22
17. Mississippi St. 7-1 559 13
18. Southern Cal 6-2 418 10
19. Boise St. 7-1 406 21
20. Texas Tech 6-2 388 15
21. Nebraska 6-2 249 NR
22. Louisiana Tech 7-1 209 24
23. West Virginia 5-2 126 25
24. Arizona 5-3 106 NR
25. UCLA 6-2 103 NR

Others receiving votes: Toledo 88, Rutgers 74, Oklahoma St. 72, Texas 55, Kent St. 33, Tulsa 17, N. Illinois 12, Washington 8, Northwestern 7, Ohio 4, Wisconsin 4, Michigan 2, Louisiana-Monroe 1.

USA Today Top 25 Poll
The USA Today Top 25 football coaches poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Oct. 27, total points based on 25 points for first place through one point for 25th, and previous ranking:
Record Pts Pvs
1. Alabama (59) 8-0 1,475 1
2. Oregon 8-0 1,391 2
3. Kansas State 8-0 1,366 4
4. Notre Dame 8-0 1,307 5
5. LSU 7-1 1,225 6
6. Georgia 7-1 1,149 11
7. Florida State 8-1 1,121 10
8. Florida 7-1 1,024 3
9. Clemson 7-1 976 13
10. Louisville 8-0 888 14
11. South Carolina 7-2 838 16
12. Oklahoma 5-2 758 7
13. Oregon State 6-1 684 9
14. Boise State 7-1 634 18
15. Stanford 6-2 626 19
16. Texas A&M 6-2 592 21
17. Southern California 6-2 583 8
18. Mississippi State 7-1 569 12
19. West Virginia 5-2 326 22
20. Texas Tech 6-2 284 17
21. Nebraska 6-2 283 NR
22. Texas 6-2 200 24
23. Louisiana Tech 7-1 191 NR
24. Oklahoma State 5-2 166 NR
25. Rutgers 7-1 151 15

Others receiving votes: Northwestern 77; UCLA 61; Toledo 59; Northern Illinois 39; Kent State 26; Tulsa 19; Wisconsin 15; Arizona 14; Michigan 11; Louisiana-Monroe 10; Ohio 9; Cincinnati 8; Iowa State 6; Utah State 4; Western Kentucky 4; Ole Miss 3; Arizona State 2; Michigan State 1.