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The Associated Press Week 2 poll was released Tuesday and Ole Miss moved up three spots to #15 following a 35-13 win over Boise State. This marks the highest ranking in the AP poll for Ole Miss since 2009.
The top four teams remained unchanged from last week: Florida State, Alabama, Oregon and Oklahoma are atop the list, while Auburn moved up one after a victory over Arkansas to claim the No. 5 spot.
Rounding out the top ten are: Georgia, Michigan State, Ohio State, Texas A&M and Baylor.
The Rebels leapfrogged Notre Dame, who moved up one to 16th following their victory over Rice in South Bend.
The largest jump in the poll belongs to Texas A&M. After the Aggies shellacked Steve Spurrier and the Gamecocks 52-28–in Columbia, SC, no less–the Aggies vaulted from #21 all the way to #9. Spurrier’s bunch, on the other hand, dropped to #21.
To see the entire AP poll, click here.
SEC Power in the Polls
A total of eight SEC teams are in the poll, with four of those in the top ten. SEC representatives and their ranks are as follows:
9. Texas A&M
15. Ole Miss
21. South Carolina
A Top-10 game against the Tide?
The Rebels face Vandy, Louisiana-Lafayette and Memphis coming up, so there is a very good chance Ole Miss could be 4-0 when Alabama comes to Oxford on October 4th.
With #13 Stanford and #14 USC squaring off this weekend, and #11 UCLA playing #17 Arizona State on September 25, there is a good chance Ole Miss can gain considerable ground in the polls before the Tide rolls in, potentially setting up a top-10 match-up at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium next month.
Photo of postgame celebration by Rebel Walk Photographer Bentley Breland.
Evelyn has covered sports for over two decades, beginning her journalism career as a sports writer for a newspaper in Austin, Texas. She attended Texas A&M and majored in English. Evelyn’s love for Ole Miss began when her daughter Katie attended the university on a volleyball scholarship. Evelyn has covered Rebel sports for numerous outlets. In addition to working for The Rebel Walk, Evelyn is a sports writer for a newspaper in Texas.