STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Mississippi's Southeastern Conference teams have never been this good and this close.
Just about the only thing that didn't change this week was No. 1: Florida State is still top-ranked, with 35 first-place votes.
Auburn, the only other team in the top six to win, moved up three spots to No. 2 and received 23 first-place votes. Then came Ole Miss and Mississippi State, in the top five together for the first time after the Rebels beat Alabama and the Bulldogs beat Texas A&M on Saturday.
The Bulldogs received two first-place votes.
The Rebels haven't been ranked this high in a non-preseason AP Poll since 1963, when they also were No. 3 and won their last SEC title. The Bulldogs have their best ranking ever. Their previous best was No. 7 in 1981 and their only SEC championship came in 1941.
Between them, the Rebels and Bulldogs have won the SEC West just twice since the league split into two divisions in 1992.
"You've never arrived, but I think we've changed the culture," Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen said Sunday. "And that was the goal coming in here, was we wanted to change the culture."
This was just the second regular-season week in the history of the AP Poll (since 1936) that four teams ranked in the top six lost in the same week, according to ESPN Stats & Information.
The top-eight teams to lose and poll reaction:
• Oregon dropped 10 spots after losing 31-24 at home to Arizona on Thursday night. The Wildcats went from unranked to No. 10, the biggest jump into the poll since the rankings went to a 25 teams in 1989. The previous best was No. 13 Iowa on Sept. 27, 2009.
• Alabama dropped four spots to No. 7.
• Texas A&M dropped eight spots to No. 14.
LSU, which lost 41-7 to Auburn, had its streak of 87 straight poll appearances snapped. It was the second-longest active streak behind Alabama, which is up to 105 in a row.
Information from The Associated Press and ESPN Stats & Information was used in this report.