Following a devastating 53-52 loss against Arkansas on Saturday, Ole Miss (7-3, 4-2 SEC) fell to No. 5 in this week’s Official SEC Country Power Poll.
The Rebels received 147 points. Mississippi State jumped Ole Miss, and Arkansas jumped from No. 8 to No. 6 with the win.
Ole Miss’ offense was electric, but the defense had no answer to Arkansas’ play-action passing game. The up-and-down play from everyone else in the conference, in addition to a fluky play that kept the Rebels from winning Saturday, kept Ole Miss from falling further.
The Rebels enter their bye week with a lot of questions to answer defensively and with the task of flushing that heartbreaking loss and getting ready for LSU on Nov. 21.
Here is the complete poll:
|RANK||TEAM||POINTS||1ST PLACE |
|4||Mississippi State (7-2)||162||0||4||7||5|
|10||Texas A&M (6-3)||84||0||6||13||6|
|12||South Carolina (3-6)||28||0||11||14||12|
Here is this week’s voting roster:
Adam Sparks (Nashville Tennessean)
Anthony Chiang (Palm Beach Post)
Aaron Suttles (Tuscaloosa News)
Bill Bender (Sporting News)
Bob Holt (Arkansas Democrat)
Chip Towers (Atlanta Journal-Constitution & DawgNation)
Dana Sulonen (Opelika-Auburn News)
Dave Matter (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
David Cloninger (The State)
Dustin Dopirak (Knoxville Sentinel)
Jen Smith (Lexington Herald)
Joel Coleman (Starkville Daily News)
John Davis (Oxford Citizen)
Richard Croome (Bryan-College Station Eagle)
Scott Rabalais (Baton Rouge Advocate)
Tom Fornelli (CBS Sports)
Zac Ellis (Sports Illustrated)