Mississippi State Stays No. 1 in AP NCAAF top 25 Poll

NEW YORK (Sporting Alert) — Mississippi State stayed No. 1 in The Associated Press college football Week 9 poll released on Sunday.

NEW YORK (Sporting Alert) — Mississippi State stayed No. 1 in The Associated Press college football Week 9 poll released on Sunday.

The Bulldogs (6-0) were idle this past weekend, but still collected 43 of the 60 possible first-place vote from a panel with 1480 points.

Florida State (7-0) remain No. 2 with 1433 points after receiving 14 first-place vote. The Seminoles held on for 31-27 victory over the then-No. 5 Notre Dame on Saturday to stay in the runnings to regain the top slot should Mississippi State ever slip up.

Ole Miss (7-0), which collected the other three first-place votes stayed 3rd in the poll, while Alabama moved up three places to No. 4 and Auburn completed the top five.

Following their defeat to West Virginia on Sunday, Baylor dropped to No. 12 from 4th, while Oklahoma went to No. 17 after losing to Kansas State, who replaced them at No. 11.

Meanwhile, the top 10 is completed by Oregon, Notre Dame, Michigan State, Georgia and TCU.

Oklahoma State (15), Texas A&M (21), Stanford (23) all dropped out of the top 25 rankings.

The Southeastern Conference became the first league to place four of the five top teams in the AP poll.

AP Top 25
RK TEAM RECORD PTS
1 Mississippi State (43) 6-0 1480
2 Florida State (14) 7-0 1433
3 Ole Miss (3) 7-0 1404
4 Alabama 6-1 1235
5 Auburn 5-1 1231
6 Oregon 6-1 1142
7 Notre Dame 6-1 1133
8 Michigan State 6-1 1066
9 Georgia 6-1 1055
10 TCU 5-1 962
11 Kansas State 5-1 905
12 Baylor 6-1 858
13 Ohio State 5-1 753
14 Arizona State 5-1 643
15 Arizona 5-1 639
16 Nebraska 6-1 537
17 Oklahoma 5-2 461
18 East Carolina 5-1 445
19 Utah 5-1 437
20 USC 5-2 356
21 Clemson 5-2 283
22 West Virginia 5-2 272
23 Marshall 7-0 184
24 LSU 6-2 177
25 UCLA 5-2 118

Dropped from rankings: Oklahoma State 15, Texas A&M 21, Stanford 23

Others receiving votes: Duke 108, Oklahoma State 91, Minnesota 61, Colorado State 12, Louisville 4, Missouri 4, Stanford 4, North Dakota State 3, Maryland 3, Texas A&M 1

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