Saturday was a good day for Vanderbilt. Not so much for Ole Miss football.
The Rebels fell apart in the third quarter and lost 38-17 in Nashville.
Now Ole Miss (5-6) needs a win Saturday in the Egg Bowl against Mississippi State to become bowl eligible.
“It’s very disappointing,” Rebels coach Hugh Freeze said after the game. “The more wins you get, the better the bowl game, if we get to go to a bowl game. But that’s not the point right now. Right now, we got to focus on next week’s game against Mississippi State because that is the most important game of the season.”
The loss dropped the Rebels one spot in this week’s SEC Country Power Poll from No. 9 to 10th. Kentucky (6-5) moved ahead of Ole Miss.
The 23-person voting panel includes members of SEC Country and college football writers from around the country.
The loss halted the momentum the Rebels gained last week when Freeze decided to hand the offense to freshman QB Shea Patterson. Patterson then led Ole Miss to a last-second upset against Texas A&M.
On Saturday against Vanderbilt, things didn’t play out as well.
He completed 20-of-42 passes for 222 yards and 2 touchdowns.
The Ole Miss football team gets the chance to earn its sixth win of the season at home against rival Mississippi State. Game time is 3:30 p.m. ET on SEC Network on Saturday.
Check back next week for our weekly installment of the SEC Country Power Poll.
Your Week 12 Power Poll rankingsResults are below:
|1||Alabama (14 - 1)||299||23||1||1||1|
|2||Florida (9 - 4)||259||0||4||2||5|
|3||Auburn (8 - 5)||257||0||3||2||7|
|4||LSU (8 - 4)||222||0||2||3||7|
|5||Tennessee (9 - 4)||199||0||6||4||7|
|6||Texas A&M (8 - 5)||193||0||5||3||8|
|7||Arkansas (7 - 6)||166||0||7||5||8|
|8||Georgia (8 - 5)||148||0||8||6||9|
|9||Kentucky (7 - 6)||106||0||10||6||11|
|10||Ole Miss (5 - 7)||75||0||9||8||12|
|11||South Carolina (6 - 7)||64||0||12||9||13|
|12||Vanderbilt (6 - 7)||60||0||14||9||14|
|13||Mississippi State (6 - 7)||39||0||11||10||14|
|14||Missouri (4 - 8)||6||0||13||11||14|
This week's voters:
Adam Sparks (The Tennessean)
Alec Shirkey (SEC Country)
Alex Martin Smith (SEC Country)
Barrett Sallee (Bleacher Report)
Ben Wait (Columbus Commercial Dispatch)
Chip Towers (DawgNation)
Cory McCartney (Fox Sports)
David Caraviello (Post & Courier)
Graham Watson (Yahoo Sports)
Jason Kersey (SEC Country)
Jeff Drummond (AllWildcats.com)
Joe Mussatto (SEC Country)
Justin Ferguson (SEC Country)
Ken Bradley (SEC Country)
Kyle Tucker (SEC Country)
Marq Burnett (SEC Country)
Michael Bonner (Clarion-Ledger)
Otis Kirk (Hawgs 247)
Parrish Alford (Daily Journal)
Patrick Brown (Chattanooga Times Free Press)
Shehan Jeyarajah (SEC Country)
Travis Reier (BamaOnline)
Zach Abolverdi (SEC Country)