Mississippi State makes history in inaugural College Football Playoff poll
When ESPN’s producers envisioned Tuesday night’s unveiling of the College Football Playoff rankings, how many of them imagined Mississippi State and those cowbells carrying the No. 1 spot?
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That’s exactly what happened when the committee revealed their current poll, as the Bulldogs (7-0, 4-0) topped Florida State, Auburn and Ole Miss as the four teams currently slotted to make the playoff.
Mississippi State also is ranked No. 1 in the AP and Coaches Poll. Florida State and Marshall, which didn’t make the committee’s Top 25, are the two other undefeated teams.
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The Bulldogs have games at No. 6 Alabama and at No. 4 Ole Miss left on the schedule, as well as a potential game against No. 11 Georgia in Atlanta in the SEC championship. Unlike an NCAA Tournament selection show, this is just a preview, a window into how the 12-member committee evaluates these teams.
Still, it’s nice recognition for clanga, And it’s confirmation that if the team continues to win, it will have a chance to play for the national championship, and if it loses one game, it still has a great shot.