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College football rankings: Mississippi, Mississippi State tied for third in AP poll

Jaylen Walton #6 of the Ole Miss Rebels

Jaylen Walton #6 of the Ole Miss Rebels celebrates his touchdown with teammates against the Alabama Crimson Tide on Oct. 4, 2014 at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium in Oxford, Miss. Credit: Getty Images / Joe Murphy

STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Mississippi and Mississippi State are tied for third in The Associated Press college football poll after a wild day of unexpected results brought major changes to the Top 25.

Just about the only thing that didn't change this week was No. 1: Florida State is still top-ranked, with 35 first-place votes.

Auburn, the only other team in the top six to win, moved up three spots to No. 2 and received 23 first-place votes. Then comes Ole Miss and Mississippi State, in the top five together for the first time after the Rebels beat Alabama and the Bulldogs beat Texas A&M on Saturday.

The Bulldogs received two first-place votes.

The Rebels haven't been ranked this high since 1970, when they were also No. 3. The Bulldogs have their best ranking ever. Their previous best was No. 7 in 1981.

Baylor rounds out the top five and Notre Dame is No. 6.

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