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Mississippi State football climbs into Amway Coaches Poll after taking down LSU

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The Mississippi State football team is earning some respect after taking down the defending national champions.

On Saturday, the Mississippi State Bulldogs defeated the then No. 5 LSU Tigers (according to the Amway Coaches Poll) 44 to 34 in Death Valley in what was one of the biggest wins in MSU’s history.

Mississippi State’s 10-point win over the Tigers was shocking, but what wasn’t shocking is what happened after the game.

Turns out, when you defeat a top 10 team, your team suddenly gets a lot of attention. This is especially true when you beat a top 10 team by double digits on the road, which is what Mississippi State did to LSU Saturday afternoon.

So, after MSU’s 44-34 win over the Tigers, the Bulldogs have leapt up into the Amway Coaches Poll, earning the No. 14 ranking there.

Here’s what the Coaches Poll looks like this week:

  1. Clemson Tigers
  2. Alabama Crimson Tide
  3. Florida Gators
  4. Georgia Bulldogs
  5. Notre Dame Fighting Irish
  6. Ohio State Buckeyes
  7. Auburn Tigers
  8. Miami Hurricanes
  9. Texas Longhorns
  10. Penn State Nittany Lions
  11. North Carolina Tar Heels
  12. Central Florida Knights
  13. Texas A&M Aggies
  14. Mississippi State Bulldogs
  15. Cincinatti Bearcats
  16. Oklahoma Sooners
  17. LSU Tigers
  18. Wisconsin Badgers
  19. Oklahoma State Cowboys
  20. Tennessee Vols
  21. Michigan Wolverines
  22. BYU Cougars
  23. Virginia Tech Hokies
  24. Memphis Tigers
  25. Pitt Panthers

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