The Rebels are ranked in the final postseason polls for the first time since 2009. It's their highest final rankings since being 14th in the AP and 15th in the Coaches polls after the 2008 season.
Mississippi State earns its highest finish since 1940. The Bulldogs are tabbed 11th in the AP, and 12th in the USA Today.
The Bulldogs spent five consecutive weeks atop the polls and closed the year in the top 15 of the rankings for the final 13 weeks.
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