Closely Matched

Eleven votes for Ole Miss, 19 for Vanderbilt in the first release of the AP Top 25. The Rebels had a slight edge in votes in the first coaches poll.


Denham Springs, La., native, Mississippian since 1989 with a stop in Meridian before arriving in Tupelo. Daily Journal beat writer since 1996, covering Ole Miss since 2002. Proud Northeast Louisiana alum. Follow me on Twitter @parrishalford and listen to John Davis and myself daily with The Ole Miss Beat on Rebel Sports Radio.

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  • JB

    How exciting, both teams in the cellar!!!

    • Killer_Beeze

      Baby steps JB….then stomp ’em with boots on steps. Look at how many teams ranked high in pre season polls often ended up out of the Top25 at the end of the year.
      Fins up!!!

  • Cid Riley

    JB…that’s just funny, I don’t care who you are….You’re a wise man and I wish we could eat some cornbread and okra together…you aight in my book…God bless.

    • JB

      A bowl of Turnips and its a deal.

  • Cid Riley

    Remember that cheating is against NCAA rules. Ole Miss has sacrificed integrity for the glory of having a chance to finish 4th in the SEC west, or maybe a return trip to the compost bowl..

  • REB

    CASH MONEY MI$$ $TATE knew that letting players take money was against NCAA rules. CASH MONEY MI$$ $TATE has sacrificed IT’S integrity for for probably a last place finish in the west and no bowl this year.

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