Mississippi and Mississippi State are tied for third in The Associated Press college football poll after a wild day of unexpected results brought major changes to the Top 25.
Just about the only thing that didn’t change this week was No. 1: Florida State is still top-ranked, with 35 first-place votes.
Auburn, the only other team in the top six to win, moved up three spots to No. 2 and received 23 first-place votes. Then comes Ole Miss and Mississippi State, in the top five together for the first time after the Rebels beat Alabama and the Bulldogs beat Texas A&M on Saturday.
The Bulldogs received two first-place votes.
The Rebels haven’t been ranked this high since 1970, when they were also No. 3. The Bulldogs have their best ranking ever. Their previous best was No. 7 in 1981.
Baylor rounds out the top five and Notre Dame is No. 6.