FAYETTEVILLE — Mississippi State vaulted into the AP Top 25 poll Sunday following a season-opening victory at LSU.
The Bulldogs are ranked No. 16 in this week's poll after receiving just six votes last week. Mississippi State is scheduled to host Arkansas on Saturday at 6:30 p.m.
On Saturday, Mississippi State won 44-34 at LSU. Transfer quarterback K.J. Costello passed for an SEC record 623 yards and five touchdowns in the first game under new Bulldogs coach Mike Leach.
Mississippi State is one of eight ranked SEC teams this week, all of which are scheduled to play Arkansas this season.