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Rebels rise in AP Top 25 Poll

by | Oct 10, 2021 | Football | 0 comments

OXFORD, Miss. — Down goes Bama. 

Alabama’s 41-38 loss to unranked-Texas A&M dropped the Crimson Tide to No. 5 in this week’s Associated Press pollFellow Southeastern Conference brother Georgia took over the top spot after easily beating Auburn. 

Ole Miss rose four spots to No. 13 after knocking off then-No. 13 Arkansas as the Hogs fell to No. 17. 

The Aggies’ upset put them in the poll after being unranked last week. Now A&M checks in at No. 21. 

Just like last week, seven Southeastern Conference teams are represented in the poll. As Texas A&M rejoined the rankings, Auburn fell out.  

Here are the league teams in the poll: Georgia (1), Alabama (5), Kentucky (11), Ole Miss (13), A&M (18), Arkansas (19), and Florida (20). 

Auburn and Mississippi State also received votes. Future SEC member Oklahoma is ranked No. 4 and Texas sits at No. 25. 

Here are the complete rankings:

  1. Georgia
  2. Iowa
  3. Cincinnati
  4. Oklahoma
  5. Alabama
  6. Ohio State
  7. Penn State
  8. Michigan
  9. Oregon
  10. Michigan State
  11. Kentucky
  12. Oklahoma State
  13. Ole Miss
  14. Notre Dame
  15. Coastal Carolina
  16. Wake Forest
  17. Arkansas
  18. Arizona State
  19. BYU
  20. Florida
  21. A&M
  22. North Carolina State
  23. SMU
  24. San Diego State
  25. Texas
Steve Barnes
Steve Barnes

Steve Barnes joins The Rebel Walk staff as a senior writer and brings a trifecta of journalistic experience. As a writer, he has covered college sports for, and as well as served as a beat writer for various traditional newspapers.

He has been a broadcaster for arena football and several national tournament events for the National Junior College Athletic Association as well as hosting various shows on radio.

A former sports information director at Albany (Ga.) State University and an assistant at Troy and West Florida, he has helped host many NCAA conference, regional and national events, including serving five years on the media committee of the NCAA Division II World Series.

Barnes, a native of Pensacola, Fla., attended Ole Miss in 1983-84, where his first journalism teacher was David Kellum. The duo has come a long way since that time.

He will bring a proven journalistic track record, along with a knack for finding the out-of-the-ordinary story angles to The Rebel Walk.

Barnes continues to reside in Pensacola a mere ten minutes from the beach because he does have taste and a brain.

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