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Mississippi State football climbs in USA Today Coaches Poll after beating Arkansas Razorbacks

Hey. Mike Leach and the Mississippi State football team got yet another huge win on Saturday. Unsurprisingly, the Mississippi State Bulldogs are on their way up in the USA Today Coaches Poll Top 25 college football rankings yet again. Last week, following the Bulldogs’ dominant showing against the Texas A&M Aggies, the MSU Bulldogs showed up at No. 23 for their first ranking of the 2022 season.

Now, after securing a 40-17 win over the Arkansas Razorbacks, Leach and the Bulldogs have earned a solid ranking. Just as MSU is moving up in the AP Poll Top 25 this week, the Bulldogs are also climbing in the USA Today Coaches Poll.

With Mississippi State’s second dominant win over an SEC opponent, the Bulldogs are now ranked at No. 17 in the USA Today Coaches Poll Top 25.

Here’s how the college football rankings shook out this week.

Coaches Poll Top 25 rankings: Mississippi State football moves up after win vs. Arkansas

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Here’s how teams from the SEC stand in the Coaches Poll Top 25 right now:

  • 1. Alabama Crimson Tide
  • 2. Georgia Bulldogs
  • 8. Tennessee Volunteers
  • 9. Ole Miss Rebels
  • 17. Mississippi State Bulldogs
  • 22. Kentucky Wildcats

Receiving votes: Florida Gators 56 and South Carolina Gamecocks 12.

Here’s what the full Coaches Poll top 25 looks like this week.

  1. Alabama Crimson Tide
  2. Georgia Bulldogs
  3. Ohio State Buckeyes
  4. Michigan Wolverines
  5. Clemson Tigers
  6. USC Trojans
  7. Oklahoma State Cowboys
  8. Tennessee Volunteers
  9. Ole Miss Rebels
  10. Penn State Nittany Lions
  11. Oregon Ducks
  12. UCLA Bruins
  13. North Carolina State Wolfpack
  14. Wake Forest Demon Deacons
  15. TCU Horned Frogs
  16. Kansas State Wildcats
  17. Mississippi State Bulldogs
  18. Syracuse Orange
  19. Utah Utes
  20. Kansas Jayhawks
  21. Cincinnati Bearcats
  22. Kentucky Wildcats
  23. Baylor Bears
  24. Texas Longhorns
  25. North Carolina Tar Heels

Mississippi State’s game against the Kentucky Wildcats is starting to look pretty important. If the Bulldogs can get a road win over a ranked program, then expect MSU to move up even more. State certainly needs a strong showing on the road to continue to make this season something special. The Bulldogs have the potential. Let’s just see if they can continue to live up to it.

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