The first five weeks of the season have been challenging for Ole Miss.
The Rebels lost to then-No. 4 FSU and No. 1 Alabama and belted 12th-ranked Georgia two Saturdays ago.
Because of that difficult start to the schedule and how Ole Miss has handled it, the Rebels remain near the top of this week’s SEC Country Power Poll.
For the second consecutive week, Ole Miss is fourth in the poll decided by a panel of 21 voters from SEC Country and the national media. The Rebels are just eight votes behind No. 3 Tennessee.
Ole Miss handed Memphis its first loss of the season Saturday night, 48-28, and coach Hugh Freeze was glad to get it.
“We have had a very emotional September,” Freeze said Saturday. “And for us to come out and take care of business tonight against another undefeated team, I am real pleased.”
And it’s not like October gets easier.
The Rebels get this week off before back-to-back road trips against Top-20 Arkansas and a re-energized LSU team, followed by a home game against surging Auburn.
Check back next week for the next installment of the SEC Country Power Poll.
Your Week 5 rankingsResults are below:
|1||Alabama (14 - 1)||273||21||1||1||1|
|2||Texas A&M (8 - 5)||246||0||2||2||3|
|3||Tennessee (9 - 4)||226||0||3||2||5|
|4||Ole Miss (5 - 7)||217||0||4||2||5|
|5||Arkansas (7 - 6)||185||0||6||4||8|
|6||Florida (9 - 4)||150||0||5||5||9|
|7||LSU (8 - 4)||144||0||9||5||9|
|8||Auburn (8 - 5)||135||0||7||5||10|
|9||Georgia (8 - 5)||123||0||8||6||10|
|10||Mississippi State (6 - 7)||78||0||10||9||12|
|11||Kentucky (7 - 6)||46||0||12||10||14|
|12||Missouri (4 - 8)||45||0||11||10||14|
|13||South Carolina (6 - 7)||34||0||13||10||14|
|14||Vanderbilt (6 - 7)||9||0||14||12||14|
This week's voters:
Adam Sparks (The Tennessean)
Alec Shirkey (SEC Country)
Alex Hickey (SEC Country)
Alex Martin Smith (SEC Country)
Barrett Sallee (Bleacher Report)
Chip Towers (DawgNation)
Cory McCartney (Fox Sports)
David Caraviello (Post & Courier)
Graham Watson (Yahoo Sports)
Jason Kersey (SEC Country)
Jeff Drummond (AllWildcats.com)
Justin Ferguson (SEC Country)
Ken Bradley (SEC Country)
Marq Burnett (SEC Country)
Mike Wilson (SEC Country)
Otis Krik (Hawgs 247)
Parrish Alford (Daily Journal)
Pat Dooley (Gainesville Sun)
Patrick Brown (Chattanooga Times Free Press)
Travis Reier (BamaOnline)
Zach Abolverdi (SEC Country)