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Ole Miss Holds at No. 3, Receives First Place Votes

Mississippi State is the new number one, while the Ole Miss Rebels hold at number three.

Scott Halleran

After beating the now-No. 21 Texas A&M Aggies 35-20 in College Station, the Ole Miss Rebels remain the No. 3 team in the country in both the Associated Press and Amway Coaches polls. Ole Miss did receive eight number one votes - three in the AP Poll and five in the coaches poll - and trail No. 2 Florida State by a mere two points, so while the Rebels didn't overtake the Noles, they did move within spitting distance votes-wise.

After convincingly beating then-No. 2 Auburn in Starkville, the Mississippi State Bulldogs jumped into the No. 1 spot. The Magnolia State's SEC members are the conference's highest ranked teams, leading Auburn, Alabama, Georgia, and Texas A&M across the board (outside of the Sagarin rankings, which are clearly drunk).

The full Coaches, Associated Press, and Sagarin rankings are as follows:

AP Coaches Sagarin
1 Mississippi State Mississippi State Auburn
2 Florida State Florida State Ole Miss
3 Ole Miss Ole Miss Mississippi State
4 Baylor Baylor Oklahoma
5 Notre Dame Notre Dame Baylor
6 Auburn Michigan State Alabama
7 Alabama Alabama Georgia
8 Michigan State Auburn TCU
9 Oregon Oregon Texas A&M
10 Georgia Georgia Oregon
11 Oklahoma Oklahoma Florida State
13 Ohio State Ohio State Notre Dame
14 Kansas State Kansas State Michigan State
15 Oklahoma State Oklahoma State Ohio State
16 Arizona East Carolina Stanford
17 Arizona State Arizona Kansas State
18 East Carolina Arizona State Clemson
19 Nebraska Nebraska Florida
20 Utah Stanford UCLA
21 Texas A&M Texas A&M USC
22 USC Clemson Tennessee
23 Stanford Utah Utah
24 Clemson Marshall Nebraska
25 Marshall USC Arkansas
For a composite Top 25 college football ranking, visit