Following an impressive showing in a 38-17 win against LSU on Saturday, Ole Miss (8-3, 5-2 SEC) jumped to No. 3 in this week’s Official SEC Country Power Poll.
The Rebels received 188 points. Ole Miss trails No. 1 Alabama and No. 2 Florida in the poll, but are just six points behind the Gators. Mississippi State, who the Rebels will face Saturday in the Egg Bowl, sits at No. 4.
Ole Miss impressed on a weekend where most teams in the SEC played non-conference games. The Rebels built an early lead against the Tigers and responded when they made a run early in the third quarter.
With the victory against LSU, Ole Miss heads into the regular season finale with a chance to win the SEC West if they defeat Mississippi State and Auburn upsets Alabama.
Here is the complete poll:
|RANK||TEAM||POINTS||1ST PLACE |
|4||Mississippi State (8-3)||165||0||2||6||8|
|T-6||Texas A&M (8-3)||121||0||4||10||9|
|14||South Carolina (3-8)||0||0||14||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)