Ole Miss just can’t shake the bad luck.
Another game against a ranked opponent. Another close loss.
The 12th-ranked Rebels (3-3, 1-2 SEC) lost to 22nd-ranked Arkansas 34-30 on Saturday, surrendering a late touchdown run and then sealing the loss with a Chad Kelly fumble on what looked to be a fourth-and-16 conversion.
All three of the Rebels’ losses have come to ranked opponents. They’ve dropped those games by a combined 20 points.
But this loss means the Rebels took a tumble in this week’s SEC Country Power Poll.
After being ranked fourth in last week’s poll, the Rebels dropped to No. 7.
The 20-person panel consists of voters from SEC Country and other media members across the nation.
While the SEC West title is likely out of the picture for Ole Miss, there are still marquee games left for the Rebels to re-establish themselves as one of the top programs in the nation. First up is a road game against LSU, and games against Auburn and Texas A&M — both ranked — still remain.
They’ll need those wins, because their big moment of the season — a blowout of then 12th-ranked Georgia — suddenly doesn’t look as strong, given the Bulldogs’ recent struggles.
Check back each week for the latest installment of the SEC Country Power Poll.
Your Week 7 rankingsResults are below:
|1||Alabama (14 - 1)||260||20||1||1||1|
|2||Texas A&M (8 - 5)||240||0||2||2||2|
|3||Arkansas (7 - 6)||194||0||7||3||6|
|4||Florida (9 - 4)||181||0||6||3||8|
|5||Tennessee (9 - 4)||181||0||3||3||8|
|6||Auburn (8 - 5)||166||0||5||3||8|
|7||Ole Miss (5 - 7)||156||0||4||4||9|
|8||LSU (8 - 4)||141||0||8||3||8|
|9||Georgia (8 - 5)||88||0||9||9||13|
|10||Kentucky (7 - 6)||75||0||10||8||13|
|11||Mississippi State (6 - 7)||54||0||11||10||13|
|12||Vanderbilt (6 - 7)||51||0||14||9||14|
|13||Missouri (4 - 8)||17||0||12||10||14|
|14||South Carolina (6 - 7)||16||0||13||12||14|
This week's voters:
Alec Shirkey (SEC Country)
Alex Hickey (SEC Country)
Alex Martin Smith (SEC Country)
Barrett Sallee (Bleacher Report)
Chip Towers (DawgNation)
Cory McCartney (Fox Sports)
Dave Matter (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
David Caraviello (Post & Courier)
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)
Shehan Jeyarajah (SEC Country)
Suzanne Halliburton (Austin American-Statesman)
Zach Abolverdi (SEC Country)