AP Top 25 poll: Ole Miss drops to No. 7 with loss to LSU

Mississippi State held its grip atop the AP Top 25 poll for a third straight week, and its in-state rival took a tumble. Not a bad week to be a Bulldogs fan.

MSU, which held on to win at Kentucky 45-31, improved to 7-0 with its victory. Meanwhile, No. 3 Ole Miss lost 10-7 to No. 24 LSU and fell to No. 7 in this week’s poll.

The first top 25 issued by the College Football Playoff selection committee will be released Tuesday night, so it will be interesting if that ranking swings voters in coming weeks. The pairings for the College Football Playoff will be revealed Dec. 7.

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Associated Press Top 25 poll (through Oct. 25 games) | Coaches poll

(first-place votes in parentheses)

1. Mississippi State 7-0 (46), 1,486  Last week: 1

2. Florida State 7-0 (14), 1,453  Last week: 2

3. Alabama 7-1, 1,290  Last week: 4

4. Auburn 6-1, 1,267  Last week: 5

5. Oregon 7-1, 1,199  Last week: 6

6. Notre Dame 6-1, 1,161  Last week: 7

7. Mississippi 7-1, 1,095  Last week: 3

8. Michigan State 7-1, 1,086  Last week: 8

9. Georgia 6-1, 1,074 Last week: 9

10. TCU 6-1, 1,030  Last week: 10

11. Kansas State 6-1, 930 Last week: 11

12. Baylor 6-1, 839  Last week: 12

13. Ohio State 6-1, 676  Last week: 13

14. Arizona 6-1, 669  Last week: 15

15. Arizona State 6-1, 667  Last week: 14

16. LSU 7-2, 574  Last week: 24

17. Nebraska 7-1, 535  Last week: 16

18. Utah 6-1, 524  Last week: 19

19. Oklahoma 5-2, 430  Last week: 17

20. West Virgina 6-2, 379  Last week: 22

21. East Carolina 6-1, 366 Last week: 18

22. Clemson 6-2, 265  Last week: 21

23. Marshall 8-0, 184  Last week: 23

24. Duke 6-1, 121  Last week: NR

25. UCLA 6-2, 106  Last week: 25

Others Receiving Votes

Colorado St. 29, Southern Cal 22, Wisconsin 14, Stanford 9, Louisville 8, Missouri 7, N. Dakota St. 3, Oklahoma St. 2.

Dropped out: No. 20 USC