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When the first College Football Playoff rankings were released Oct. 28, 2014, Mississippi State was first and Ole Miss fourth as the Magnolia State basked in unprecedented glory. Fast forward to Saturday's 89th renewal of what is now known as the Egg Bowl in Oxford, which pits one team - the Bulldogs - having already clinched a losing season against the host Rebels, who need a victory to reach .500 in a contest that decides who ends up in the SEC West basement.
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