Mississippi State received 74 votes in the initial USA Today’s Coaches Poll that was released on Thursday.
Missouri (126), Florida (122) and Central Florida (102) were the only teams that weren’t ranked that received more votes than the Bulldogs.
The Southeastern Conference had seven teams in the top 25. Alabama was ranked No. 2, Auburn No. 5, South Carolina No. 9, Georgia No. 12, LSU No. 13, Ole Miss No. 19 and Texas A&M No. 20.
MSU plays five of the SEC teams that are ranked this season.