Magnolia magnificence: Ole Miss, Mississippi State tied at No. 3

Ole Miss got carried away, not to mention the goalposts, after the Rebels' upset of No. 3 Alabama. (AP photo)

Ole Miss got carried away, not to mention the goalposts, after the Rebels’ upset of No. 3 Alabama. (AP photo)

This is fitting.

Fresh off landmark victories, Ole Miss and Mississippi State are tied at No. 3 in the AP Top 25 that was released Sunday.

They each have 1,320 votes as Ole Miss (5-0) jumped from No. 11 after its upset of then-No. 3 Alabama and Mississippi State (5-0) moved from 12th after its victory over then-No. 6 Texas A&M.

The Bulldogs actually received two first-place votes.

Florida State (5-0) remained No. 1 with 35 first-place votes, but Auburn (5-0) gained 23 first-place votes to climb to No. 2 after its dismantling of LSU.

Alabama fell to No. 7 and is first one loss team in the poll, Georgia (4-1) stayed at No. 13 and Texas A&M (4-1) fell to 14th.

LSU fell out of the rankings in a week when five of the top 10 and 11 teams in the top 25 all lost.

Life in the SEC remains tough for all the schools in the West Division.

Here’s this week’s schedule, which as you notice, doesn’t get any easier for the Mississippi teams.

Georgia at Missouri, noon, CBS

Louisiana-Monroe at Kentucky, noon, SEC Network

Auburn at Mississippi State, 3:30 p.m., CBS

Chattanooga at Tennessee, 4 p.m., SEC Network

Alabama at Arkansas, 6 p.m., ESPN

LSU at Florida, 7:30 p.m., SEC Network

Charleston Southern at Vanderbilt, 7:30 p.m.

Ole Miss at Texas A&M, 9 p.m, ESPN



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