Just prior to the press conference, the new Associated Press poll showed Mississippi State had joined the list. The Bulldogs (1-0) broke in at #25 after defeating Southern Mississippi 34-16 in their opener.
LSU (0-0) had its opener with McNeese State washed out in the first quarter. That did not hurt the Tigers in the AP polling as they remain #14.
Mullen here reviews State's opening victory, and turns attention to a rematch with a LSU team his '14 Bulldogs beat in Baton Rouge to begin their historic climb from unranked to #1.