Following a dominant 38-27 win against Mississippi State on the road on Saturday, Ole Miss (9-3, 6-2 SEC) jumped to No. 2 in this week’s SEC Country Power Poll.
The Rebels received only second- and third-place votes and trails No. 1 Alabama by 23 points. No. 3 Florida is 13 points behind the Rebels.
Ole Miss impressed the voters by building a 28-3 halftime lead in the Egg Bowl. Over the past two weeks, the Rebels have looked like a team worthy of the high praise they received earlier in the season.
Now, Ole Miss turns toward the postseason to see what bowl it will play in. The Sugar Bowl seems like the most likely choice unless Florida upsets Alabama in the SEC Championship game on Saturday.
Here is the complete poll:
|RANK||TEAM||POINTS||1ST PLACE |
|7||Mississippi State (8-4)||122||0||4||9||4|
|9||Texas A&M (8-4)||98||0||6||10||8|
|14||South Carolina (3-9)||7||0||12||14||14|
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)