College football countdown: No. 59 Mississippi State

Our confidence level in this pick: Medium. The Bulldogs still don’t have the veterans to compete in the SEC West, maybe the toughest division in the sport. Road games against Florida, Alabama, LSU and Houston make a better-than-.500 finish a tough sell.
Judgment day: Nov. 27 at Mississippi. A second-straight Egg Bowl victory would multiply the momentum Mullen has built since his arrival. This year, it could vault the Bulldogs to their first bowl since 2007