Football first: Four SEC teams among top five

Ole Miss QB Bo Wallace has led the third-ranked Rebels to a 7-0 record. (AP photo)

Ole Miss QB Bo Wallace has led the third-ranked Rebels to a 7-0 record. (AP photo)

The SEC’s Fantastic Four has set a football first.

SEC teams make up four of the top five spots in the AP Top 25, becoming the first conference to accomplish the feat in the history of the poll.

Mississippi State (6-0) is No. 1, followed by Florida State  (7-0) at No. 2. After that, it’s Ole Miss (7-0), followed by Alabama (6-1), which jumped from No. 7 to No. 4, and Auburn (5-1), which didn’t play, but moved up because of losses by Notre Dame and Baylor.

Mississippi State had 43 first-place votes to 14 for FSU and three for Ole Miss.

Of course, all of these teams are from the SEC West.

Georgia (6-1), at No. 9, is the only East team ranked, and LSU (6-2) is 24th.

A conference has had three teams among the top five 30 times since 2001. The SEC had done it 16 times since 2009, according to the AP story.

Four FBS teams remain undefeated after Baylor and Notre Dame lost. The Mississippi schools, Florida State and No. 23 Marshall (7-0).

Mississippi State and Ole Miss will play each other in the Egg Bowl on Nov. 29. The Bulldogs also play at Alabama on Nov. 15 and the Rebels play at LSU on Saturday and host Auburn on Nov. 5.

The Seminoles don’t play any teams that are currently ranked, but has a Thursday night game at Louisville on Oct. 30 and plays at Miami on Nov. 15.

 

 

 


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