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Mississippi State and Ole Miss finish season in Top 20

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JACKSON (WLBT) - The college football season ended Monday night with Ohio State winning the national championship. Tuesday is rankings day. The final polls of the season were released, and Ole Miss and Mississippi State found themselves in the top 20.

In the case of the AP Top 25, the Bulldogs were on the doorstep of the top 10. MSU is #11, their highest finish since finishing #9 in 1940. The Rebels finished #17, their first appearance in the final poll since 2009. Both teams are in the top 20 of the AP Poll for the first time since 1957. It's only the sixth time in history that Ole Miss and Mississippi State are both ranked in the final AP Poll of the season.

The Amway Coaches Poll ranked the Bulldogs and Rebels a tad lower. MSU finished #12, while Ole Miss finished #19. 

You can view the complete AP and Coaches Poll below. SEC teams are in bold.

AP Top 25

1Ohio State (59)14-1
2Oregon13-2
3TCU12-1
4Alabama12-2
5Michigan State11-2
5Florida State13-1
7Baylor11-2
8Georgia Tech11-3
9Georgia10-3
10UCLA10-3
11Mississippi State10-3
12Arizona State10-3
13Wisconsin11-3
14Missouri11-3
15Clemson10-3
16Boise State12-2
17Ole Miss9-4
18Kansas State9-4
19Arizona10-4
20USC9-4
21Utah9-4
22Auburn8-5
23Marshall13-1
24Louisville9-4
25Memphis10-3

Others receiving votes: Notre Dame 28, Stanford 27, Nebraska 22, Air Force 21, Duke 18, LSU 12, Utah State 11, Arkansas 10, Minnesota 9, Oklahoma 7, Texas A&M 7, Northern Illinois 4, Colorado State 2


Amway Coaches Poll 

1 Ohio State 14-1
2 Oregon 13-2
3 TCU 12-1
4 Alabama 12-2
5 Michigan State 11-2
6 Florida State 13-1
7 Georgia Tech 11-3
8 Baylor 11-2
9 Georgia 10-3
10 UCLA 10-3
11 Missouri 11-3
12 Mississippi State 10-3
13 Wisconsin 11-3
14 Arizona State 10-3
15 Clemson 10-3
16 Boise State 12-2
17 Arizona 10-4
18 Kansas State 9-4
19 Ole Miss 9-4
20 Utah 9-4
21 USC 9-4
22 Marshall 13-1
23 Auburn 8-5
24 Louisville 9-4
25 Memphis 10-3

Others Receiving Votes
Nebraska 79; Air Force 45; Notre Dame 26; Duke 23; Stanford 22; Minnesota 20; Arkansas 18; LSU 13; Utah State 8; Texas A&M 7; Rutgers 4; Oklahoma 3; Washington 3; Oklahoma State 2; Northern Illinois 1; Navy 1; Louisiana Tech 1.

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