Mississippi State New No. 1 In NCAAF AP Poll – Week 8

Mississippi State new No. 1 in AP Poll (Mississippi State Photo)

NEW YORK (SportingAlert.com) — Mississippi State has taken over as the nation’s No. 1 NCAA College Football in the Associated Press poll on Sunday’s Week 8 release.

The Bulldogs, who were tied with Ole Miss at No. 3 in last week’s poll, moved ahead of Seminoles and achieved the program’s first-ever No. 1 ranking, following their 38-23 crushing victory over the then-No. 2 Auburn Tigers.

The win saw Mississippi State, which improved to 6-0 on the season, receiving 45 of the 60 first-place votes and a total of 1,480 points.

Defending national champions Florida State (6-0), who is also undefeated on the season after beating Syracuse 38-20, earned 12 first place votes and received 1,415 points.

Ole Miss (6-0) stayed No. 3 with 1,413 points and took the other three first-place votes.

Baylor climbed one place from fifth to fourth, while Notre Dame, who also moved up one place to fifth, completed the top five

Last week’s No. 2 Auburn slipped four places to sixth.

AP Top 25
RK TEAM RECORD PTS
1 Mississippi State (45) 6-0 1480
2 Florida State (12) 6-0 1415
3 Ole Miss (3) 6-0 1413
4 Baylor 6-0 1317
5 Notre Dame 6-0 1228
6 Auburn 5-1 1144
7 Alabama 5-1 1068
8 Michigan State 5-1 1015
9 Oregon 5-1 1014
10 Georgia 5-1 981
11 Oklahoma 5-1 935
12 TCU 4-1 917
13 Ohio State 4-1 648
14 Kansas State 4-1 626
15 Oklahoma State 5-1 620
16 Arizona 5-1 590
17 Arizona State 4-1 459
18 East Carolina 5-1 449
19 Nebraska 5-1 402
20 Utah 4-1 305
21 Texas A&M 5-2 264
22 USC 4-2 258
23 Stanford 4-2 223
24 Clemson 4-2 188
25 Marshall 6-0 148

Dropped from rankings: UCLA 18, Georgia Tech 22

Others receiving votes: UCLA 110, LSU 67, Duke 45, Minnesota 36, Kentucky 36, West Virginia 27, Washington 22, Georgia Tech 11, Arkansas 10, Louisville 7, Rutgers 7, Iowa 6, North Dakota State 3, Colorado State 3, South Carolina 1, Virginia 1, Wisconsin 1

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