SEC football power rankings after spring portal closes: Did Bulldogs get better?

Here's a look at where the Mississippi State Bulldogs rank in the SEC football hierarchy after the closure of the spring portal.
Kentucky v Mississippi State
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It feels risky to put too many expectations on Alabama in the first year post Nick Saban. But until that program proves that it's going to take a step backward, it also feels risky to count the Crison Tide out.

New head coach, Kalen DeBoer is a proven winner. What's more, he will have plenty of talent to work with in his new home.

The schedule isn't easy for the Tide, though. They have a home tilt against Georgia and road trips to LSU, Tennessee, and OU the last of which is one week prior to the Iron Bowl in what could be an interesting trap game.