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Rebels move up to 15th in AP Poll

Rebels move up to 15th in AP Poll

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:

2.   Alabama
5.   Auburn
6.   Georgia
9.   Texas A&M
12.  LSU
15.  Ole Miss
21.  South Carolina
24.  Missouri

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.

Hotty Toddy!

Photo of postgame celebration by Rebel Walk Photographer Bentley Breland. 

 

About The Author

Evelyn Van Pelt

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--and continued as she watched Katie receive three degrees from Ole Miss, culminating with her Pharm D. in 2012. Evelyn, a member of the FWAA, USBWA and the NCBWA, 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.

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