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:
|1||Mississippi State||Mississippi State||Auburn|
|2||Florida State||Florida State||Ole Miss|
|3||Ole Miss||Ole Miss||Mississippi State|
|5||Notre Dame||Notre Dame||Baylor|
|13||Ohio State||Ohio State||Notre Dame|
|14||Kansas State||Kansas State||Michigan State|
|15||Oklahoma State||Oklahoma State||Ohio State|
|17||Arizona State||Arizona||Kansas State|
|18||East Carolina||Arizona State||Clemson|
|21||Texas A&M||Texas A&M||USC|