Another weekend of stellar play from two Magnolia State elites. It still feels funny labeling Mississippi State and Ole Miss championship contenders, but those two have certainly earned it.

No, this is not a real poll and is only a ranking of teams based on Saturday’s games only. We’ve included the Week 8 Top 25 for comparison.

Here’s how the AP TOP 25 should’ve looked based on Week 7 performances only

1a. Mississippi State — For the third straight week, the Bulldogs impressed voters with another dominating performance against a Top 10 team. Dak Prescott’s the Heisman favorite and his team, a College Football Playoff contender.

1b. Ole Miss — The Landsharks (Rebels defense) feasted on Texas A&M in the first half of a 35-20 win and once again proved the Magnolia State’s legit this season.

3. Georgia — Without Todd Gurley, Georgia recorded its best win of the season, blanking Mizzou on the road. Nick Chubb rushed for 140 yards in his place and the Bulldogs defense dominated throughout.

4. Baylor — What the Bears did against a quality TCU team was nothing short of miraculous, escaping the clutches of defeat with 24 unanswered points over the final 11 minutes to win, 61-58.

5. Florida State

6. Notre Dame — The Fighting Irish shook off an early two-touchdown deficit and upset-minded North Carolina to set up next week’s unbeaten showdown against the Seminoles in Tallahassee.

7. Oregon — Marcus Mariota and the Ducks picked up a quality road win at UCLA, sending the popular preseason national champion pick Bruins to their second straight loss.

8. Alabama — The Crimson Tide’s ahead of Auburn in this poll for one reason — Alabama won its game against Arkansas. By no stretch of the imagination was Nick Saban’s team dominant, but they got it done on the road against a team that’s no longer a bottom-dweller.

9. Auburn — At some point, the defending SEC champs were going to be humbled by a brutal schedule this season and Mississippi State was the first stumbling block. The Tigers will recover.

10. TCU

11. Michigan State

12. Oklahoma — Despite a four-quarter struggle offensively, the Sooners showed an ability to win without playing their best in the annual Red River Rivalry.

13.  Ohio State

14. Kansas State

15. Oklahoma State — Possibly the most over-inflated team in the current Top 25, the Cowboys won their fifth straight since a season-opening loss to Florida State. Oklahoma State keeps getting it done, though the competition thus far in the Big XII’s been soft.

16. Kentucky — Mark Stoops’ team throttled Louisiana-Monroe after an early deficit, 48-14. The Wildcats scored the game’s last 45 points to record their fifth win of the season, surpassing the win total from the the two previous years combined. Kentucky replaces East Carolina here after the Pirates’ near disastrous loss at South Florida.

17. Arizona State

18. Nebraska

19. Utah

20. USC — After losing on a Hail Mary last week to Arizona State, the Trojans rebounded by handing Arizona its first loss of the season.

21. Clemson — The Tigers won their third straight by holding off Louisville in the final minute on 4th-and-goal. The victory came with a cost after Deshaun Watson left the game with a hand injury. He’s expected to miss five weeks.

22. Arizona

23. Duke

24. Marshall — One of only six remaining unbeatens in the FBS ranks, the Thundering Herd dominated for a sixth straight game, running away from Middle Tennessee behind quarterback Rakeem Cato’s three touchdowns.

25. Texas A&M — A garbage touchdown on the game’s final play made the final score somewhat respectable, but the Aggies were taken behind the woodshed for a second straight game by a team from the Magnolia State, this time in front of a record crowd of 110,000. Kevin Sumlin needs to turn it around. Fast.