Mississippi State is the No. 1 team in the country. I know you're surely more than aware of this by now, seeing as the news is five days old by now, but it bears repeating. Mississippi State is the No. 1 team in the country.
The ranking puts the Bulldogs in a club of just 44 teams to have ever earned the honor of being perceived as the best college football team in America.
To mark the occasion, the folks at RedditCFB put together this chart showing each team that has received a No. 1 ranking, and the most recent season the honor was earned.
The chart brings forth some interesting data. Did you know Cornell has been No. 1 more recently than TCU? Did you know Arizona, Arizona State, Kansas State, N.C. State, Oklahoma State, Utah, Virginia Tech and Washington State, among others, have never been No. 1 at all?