Rebels ranked No. 25 in preseason USA Today Coaches Poll
The USA Today college football preseason coaches poll was released today, and the Rebels come in at No. 25 in the first top-25 ranking of the 2021 season.
Alabama is ranked No. 1, while the SEC has a total of six teams in the rankings as Georgia, A&M, Florida, LSU, and Ole Miss join the Crimson Tide.
Preseason Top 25 rankings as of August 10, 2021 are as follows:
- Ohio State
- Notre Dame
- Iowa State
- North Carolina
- Penn State
- Oklahoma State
- Coastal Carolina
- Ole Miss
The USA TODAY Sports AFCA football coaches poll is conducted weekly throughout the regular season using a panel of 65 head coaches at Football Bowl Subdivision schools. The panel is chosen by random draw, conference by conference plus independents, from a pool of coaches who have indicated to the American Football Coaches Association their willingness to participate. Each coach submits a Top 25 with a first-place vote worth 25 points, second place 24, and so on down to one point for 25th.
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 created the Rebel Walk in 2013 and has served as publisher and managing editor since its inception.