Ole Miss stayed comfortably in first place in the official SEC Country Poll released on Sunday. The Rebels received 12 first-place votes out of the possible 17. In the poll, LSU and Georgia were tied for second place and combined for the remaining five first-place votes.
Coach Hugh Freeze’s squad played uninspired football on Saturday but was able to beat Vanderbilt, 27-16. As badly as Ole Miss played, some fans may be overlooking how tough the Vanderbilt defense has been this season. The Commodores came into Week 4 ranked ninth nationally in total defense.
The Rebels gained 472 yards but only scored 27 points because of red zone issues and 119 penalty yards.
Next week, Ole Miss will travel to Gainesville to take on Florida, which is No. 7 in the newest SEC Country Poll. The Gators came back to beat the Tennessee Volunteers 28-27 on Saturday.
|RANK||TEAM||PREV||POINTS||1ST PLACE |
|T2||Louisiana State (3-0)||2||197||3||1||4|
|T4||Texas A&M (4-0)||5||161||0||2||6|
|6||Mississippi State (3-1)||7||130||0||5||7|
|13||South Carolina (2-2)||13||23||0||11||14|
— SEC Country (@seccountry) September 27, 2015