Mississippi State played great in all three phases Saturday, but Alabama rallied in the final minutes to break maroon & white hearts.
The AP Top 25 recognized their effort on Sunday. MSU moved up a spot to #17 in their new poll. The Amway Coaches Poll dropped them a spot to #19. The College Football Playoff Top 25 will be revealed on Tuesday.
The 7-3 Bulldogs travel to Arkansas next to face the Razorbacks.