Though Mississippi State is coming off a bye, it deserves better than a No. 20 ranking in the AP poll.
Dan Mullen has one of the best secondaries in the nation, and he has an offense that can move the football. A winning recipe indeed.
Despite playing less games than Alabama and Tennessee, Mississippi State is tied for first in the conference in interceptions made with nine. As for the offense, it's putting up 36 points per game, and Tyler Russell has 822 yards passing, eight touchdowns and one interception.
Matching this team up with the other teams that are floating around in the 20s of both polls, Mississippi State wins all day, every day. In fact, this team is good enough to knock off teams ranked ahead of it like Clemson, which struggled to defeat Auburn in the season opener.
The Bulldogs, on the other hand, defeated Auburn 28-10 in the second week of the season. Just saying.