The Ole Miss Rebels knocked off #14 Texas A&M to remain undefeated. Each of these schools used to be synonymous with a bye week in the tough SEC West division, but that is not the case anymore. How will these wins affect the playoff? Let’s see.
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#1 Mississippi State Bulldogs
The Bulldogs knocked off the #2 ranked Auburn, and in doing so, bypassed former #1 Florida State for the top spot. Mississippi State has beaten three top-15 teams in the past three games, and they are the most complete team in College Football. Dan Mullen has done an excellent job creating a competitive team with much fewer resources than his peers. One has to think that he will receive plenty of job offers from programs that are used to being powerhouses in all facets of the game. Two such schools are Florida or Michigan, both of which are careening towards a coaching vacancy, barring a miracle.
#2 Ole Miss Rebels
Yes, Florida State was bypassed again in favor of the Rebels. Ole Miss annihilated Texas A&M on Saturday night, in front 100,000 plus Aggie fans at Kyle Field in College Station. In my opinion, the Rebels have the best defense in the country. They swarm to the ball-carrier in less time than anybody. They also have the ability to create turnovers in crucial moments, especially in late-game situations. This team will only go as far as their senior quarterback, Bo Wallace, takes them. The Egg Bowl, the yearly Ole Miss and Mississippi State matchup, is easily the most anticipated game of the 2014 season. This season, the game will mean much more than just bragging rights as well.
#3 Florida State Seminoles
Even though the Seminoles are undefeated, they are no longer deserving of the #1 seed in the polls or the College Football Playoff. They have an identical record with the two teams from Mississippi and have not played the same quality of opponents. The Seminoles toughest test this season is coming up this week, with #5-ranked Notre Dame rolling into Tallahassee. Jameis Winston, Florida State, and the Tallahassee Police Department is also facing some serious allegations regarding Winston’s dropped sexual assault charges. If FSU loses Jameis for a significant amount of time, don’t expect to see them come January.
#4 Baylor Bears
The Baylor Bears withstood an assault from #9-ranked Texas Christian University this past Saturday, and they proved their worth. The Bears play offense efficiently and score points in bunches, but if they were to be matched up against a SEC powerhouse in the College Football Playoff, expect their best season in years to come crashing down.