Mississippi State makes Coaches Poll debut at #23

Following a 38-15 win over Southern Miss on Saturday, Mississippi State moved to 2-0 and made their debut in the Amway Coaches Poll at #23. 

Amway Coaches Poll

1. Clemson
2. Alabama
3. Georgia
4. Oklahoma
5. LSU
6. Ohio State
7. Notre Dame
8. Florida
9. Auburn
10. Michigan
11. Penn State
12. Utah
13. Texas
14. Wisconsin
15. Texas A&M
16. UCF
17. Oregon
18. Iowa
19. Michigan State
20. Washington State
21. Washington
22. Boise State
23. Mississippi State
24. Southern Cal
25. Maryland

The Bulldogs are still on the outside of the AP Top 25, but they received 73 votes.

Mississippi State got the win on Saturday, but an injury to starting QB Tommy Stevens was a cause for concern. Stevens left the game after taking a few hits in the 2nd quarter, and the severity of the injury is unknown at this time.

If Stevens isn’t ready on Saturday, it’ll either be freshman Garrett Shrader or junior Keytaon Thompson under center for the Bulldogs when they take on Kansas State in Starkville.