Mississippi State fades to black in latest CFP rankings
It was fun while it lasted, wasn’t it?
This Mississippi State team will always be the answer to the trivia question, which college football team was the first-ever No. 1 in the College Football Playoff poll?
Now that the Bulldogs (10-2) lost to rival Ole Miss on the road Saturday, its playoff hopes look bleak at best. Mississippi State spent the last few weeks hovering at No. 4, trying to make an argument to stay ahead of TCU, Ohio State and Baylor.
The loss sent Mississippi State down six spots to No. 10 in the latest edition of the College Football Playoff poll, released Tuesday evening. Even with chaos the final regular-season weekend in the Big 12, in addition to upsets in the conference championship games, the Bulldogs don’t appear to have any chance to make the top four.
The final College Football Playoff poll, and the selection of the four-team field, will be announced Sunday at 12:45 p.m. ET.
The Bulldogs are 2-2 against CFP Top 25 teams, but lost two of their last three games to No. 1 Alabama and No. 12 Ole Miss. The rankings are especially disappointing for what it may mean for MSU’s bowl game.
Michigan State may have just locked up the Orange Bowl (unless Alabama loses). I thought Miss State would be higher.
— Stewart Mandel (@slmandel) December 3, 2014
Overall, the SEC claims seven of the Top 25.