Following a commanding 23-3 win over Texas A&M on Saturday, Ole Miss (6-2, 3-1 SEC) came in at No. 4 in this week’s Official SEC Country Power Poll.
The Rebels, who were ranked sixth in last week’s poll, received 164 points and jumped Mississippi State, who remained at No. 5. Florida is just ahead of Ole Miss at No. 3.
The performance against the Aggies on Saturday was enough to show the voters that the Rebels are capable of playing at a high level. Ole Miss had struggled mightily following its win against Alabama on Sept. 19, and Saturday’s game was the first time the Rebels looked like a team capable of making a run at the SEC West title since that night in Tuscaloosa.
Ole Miss faces Auburn, who is sitting at No. 9 in the SEC Country Power Rankings, on the road this Saturday. If the Rebels get a win there, a potential SEC West title game against LSU on Nov. 21 becomes more and more realistic.
Here is the complete poll:
|RANK||TEAM||POINTS||1ST PLACE |
|1||Louisiana State (7-0)||219||15||1||2||1|
|5||Mississippi State (6-2)||149||0||3||7||5|
|7||Texas A&M (5-2)||127||0||5||8||4|
|12||South Carolina (3-4)||19||0||12||14||13|
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)