Mississippi State overtakes Florida State in coaches poll

(Via CBS Sports)

By Tom Fornelli / College Football Writer

October 12, 2014 01:13 PM ET

Dak Prescott and the Bulldogs find themselves atop the Coaches Poll
Dak Prescott and the Bulldogs find themselves atop the coaches poll.

Mississippi State is the best college football team in the country.

That’s what the voters of the coaches poll say, anyway. Voters were impressed enough by the Bulldogs’ 38-23 over Auburn on Saturday that they voted them into first place over Florida State, who had a relatively easy time with Syracuse. What’s strange, though, is that Florida State actually received more first-place votes (31-26 than the Bulldogs), and odds are this is due to some voters putting Ole Miss ahead of the Seminoles as well.

It’s hard to blame voters for feeling that way, as Mississippi State now has wins over LSU, Texas A&M and Auburn on its resume, while Ole Miss has beaten Alabama and A&M as well.

Speaking of Texas A&M, the Aggies experience the biggest drop of any team in the coaches poll, falling from No. 14 to No. 21.

Here’s the entire coaches poll. See complete details here.

1. Mississippi State (26 first place votes)

2. Florida State (31)

3. Ole Miss (5)

4. Baylor

5. Notre Dame

6. Michigan State

7. Alabama

8. Auburn

9. Oregon

10. Georgia

11. Oklahoma

12. TCU

13. Ohio State

14. Kansas State

15. Oklahoma State

16. East Carolina

17. Arizona

18. Arizona State

19. Nebraska

20. Stanford

21. Texas A&M

22. Clemson

23. Utah

24. Marshall

25. USC

Dropping out: UCLA, Georgia Tech,